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12 Rules for Life
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos | Jordan B. Peterson
What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.
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Pam.Kokomo
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So well written and engaging! I loved that he narrated it, and that he didn‘t mask very well when he choked up.

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Yvonne_Rediger
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If anyone needs advice or guidance for how to get your life together, solve a personal relationship issue, or how to be a better person, this book by Dr. Jordan Peterson has something for you. Not only the how, but the why, of human biology, socially, and cultural influences on our lives.

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In the West, we have been withdrawing from our tradition-, religion- and even nation-centred cultures, partly to decrease the danger of group conflict. But we are increasingly falling prey to the desperation of meaninglessness, and that is no improvement at all.

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When you have something to say, silence is a lie.

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You can only find out what you actually believe (rather than what you think you believe) by watching how you act. You simply don‘t know what you believe, before that. You are too complex to understand yourself.

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When the aristocracy catches a cold, as it is said, the working class dies of pneumonia.

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Kell1
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This is a highly recommended book, I have heard about it in different forums. Finally got to read it. It is a very personal book, the author shares many personal stories throughout the book. There are many references to the bible, which for an atheist like myself was not very relatable. The book is not an easy read, many "big words", and .the author constantly jumps from one theme to another. Overall I recommend it, there is a lot to take from it.

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Mike.Hall
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Lots of big words, which is good because now I can use those big words to sound more photosynthesis.
I really actually did enjoy this book. My favorite rule was always pet a stray cat when you see one because "the world is a sucky horrible place so pet a cat to forget about how much things suck for a second"

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jb72
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Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻❣️ 10mo
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ardismargrethe
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Think this one is a book you will love or hate, it's not for everyone. Personally I liked it a lott, and I like that Peterson always brings up facts and research for his claims. And remember the most important rule:
"12 Pet a cat when you encounter one in the street" ?

Eggs Just finished this and it‘s helping me. Glad to know someone else read it 9mo
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Wellreadhead
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Librarianaut Def worth reading. I am currently listening to his book Maps Of Meaning; it is a lot denser (30+ hours of audio!🤪) 12mo
greenhairdontcare Waiting on the audio version of this as I enjoy the sound of his voice. 12mo
Wellreadhead He does have a very unique voice 12mo
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astro_chica Thanks! Will check it out 12mo
greenreads Hello! I don't know him or his other book that you've mentioned in your review. Is it okay to start with this one? Also, does it delve in American politics too much or can non-Americans relate to this? 12mo
Wellreadhead @grayidlings If you‘re not familiar with him then this book would be a great place to start. It‘s not a political book at all really, at least it‘s not intended to be, so you shouldn‘t have any problems relating to it‘s content, thanks 12mo
greenreads Thank you! 12mo
Wellreadhead @grayidlings No problem 12mo
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mab-solenne
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"The Christian dogma is dead...it perished with God. What has emerged from behind its corpse...is something even more dead; something that was never alive, even in the past: #nihilism" #endisnigh #philosophy

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mab-solenne
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12 Rules for life is so far a brilliant book that stands apart from many in the self-help category, bc it is real, personal, basic, & incredibly insightful. But so many people take such offense to it! I'm 1/2 thru & haven't seen a shred of evidence that JBP is the corrupt alt-righter some claim he is. The interview he did about this book is especially absurd and hilarious https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMcjxSThD54

Eggs I do respect/enjoy JP 12mo
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ardismargrethe
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Audio book on #audible and knitting ❤️
I'm new to audio books, leave a comment if you have a good recommendation 📚❤️
#knitting #jordanpeterson #12rulesforlife #audiobooks #cats #booksandknitting

AlaMich I might have some recommendations for you. What genres/books do you enjoy? 12mo
ardismargrethe @AlaMich need something that's not true crime and bloddy murders, because that's all I have read and seen the last year. So something cozy and nice I guess 🙈 12mo
AlaMich @ardismargrethe okay....😊 Here‘s a small selection 12mo
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ardismargrethe I was thinking on getting circe, so maybe that one is next! Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️ will add them to my wish list 😊 12mo
ardismargrethe I think neverwhere is perfect for me, just have to have a Neil Gaiman break 😂 12mo
ardismargrethe @AlaMich and thank you ❤️📚 12mo
AlaMich Of all the books I mentioned, Circe and Neverwhere are two of my all-time favorite audiobooks. They are amazing. Enjoy! (edited) 12mo
mab-solenne The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds https://g.co/kgs/nuyVKX AND Mudbound https://g.co/kgs/bfjvNe ... The narration is really great on these 2 audiobooks! 12mo
ardismargrethe Thank you @mab-solenne ❤️ 12mo
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sophierayton
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Bailedbailed

DNF 1/4 in.

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Shawn898
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Dove into this yesterday and I‘m impressed. Peterson‘s wisdom is quite useful and much needed in times of generation ME. Bringing ideas to the table such as personal responsibility, seeking purpose not happiness, and analyzing why people strive to broadcast their virtues. So far so good.

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respekt1111
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I stuck with this book almost to the end despite multiple digressions because there are some good ideas hidden in here, even if it's overly obvious. But I'm in the home stretch and he has gone from letting kids skateboard to ranting about gender equality and the "end of men.". Also the patriarchy is pretty much a good thing and centuries of oppression against women is either biologically justified or completely made up. Ok dude, DNF bro.

LauraJ Eek! 14mo
Dolly Looks like one I‘ll definitely avoid 😠 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage 🤮🤢🤮🤢 14mo
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Siel19
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This book was really good to help you think about how you want to live your life.

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bookcollecter I have this but haven't had time to read through yet. Peterson is a brilliant man nonetheless 1y
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Laura317
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This book made me angry. At first, I thought he had a few good ideas. Some of it seemed like common sense. Where this left the rails for me is when he starts treating the Christian faith as fairy tales and backward thinking. Not. Cool. 😡 😡😡 Don‘t make fun of peoples‘ religious beliefs

Burghbookaddict Yeah I could have told you this was gonna be awful. I read an interview with that author once and immediately knew he was a total douche canoe. 1y
DeleteAcct Not cool. 👎👎 1y
mab-solenne Huh, what he writes about Christianity didn't come off as making fun to me at all. As a confirmed Catholic, I thought the scholarly/historic perspective he laid down was pretty cool. Reminded me of the best of the best homilies. 12mo
Librarianaut I think his lectures and writings are actually very pro-Christianity but without proselytizing (which is a delicate thing to maneuver). (edited) 12mo
Pam.Kokomo I appreciate your perspective, though I thought his treatment of Christianity thoughtful, especially since he isn‘t a Christian himself. I found the book refreshing! 1d
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Laura317
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Taking a break from this book for awhile. It‘s a difficult read for me with my particular view of the world, but I‘ve found quite a lot of good takeaways from it so far. So not a bail, just a break.

Burghbookaddict Idk how you can handle this one at all 😖 1y
Laura317 @BurghBookAddict It has upset me some of the things he claims. I guess I‘m trying to glean the wheat from the chaff. 1y
Faibka I can‘t stand to listen to his talks tbh so I‘ve not delved into his books. Kudos to you in trying to discern what you can find useful 1y
Laura317 @Faibka I‘ve never heard his talks. Now I know to just avoid avoid them altogether. 1y
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Laura317
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“He that has once done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another than he whom yourself have obliged.” Ben Franklin

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Shay
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WTF did I buy to deserve this?!

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Mcroft2552
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Simple concepts that need to be said to remind people that life isn‘t all roses. The book makes you question where you are in your personal life and can be a guide to figure out where you want to go.

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Dannysolet
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Amazing read

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"Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today."
- Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

#nonfiction #psychology #philosophy #selfhelp #personaldevelopment #jordanbpeterson #quote

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nevillebion
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12 rules that seem so simple and are so easily applicable form the chapters of this book. Although the rule itself is concise it is just the tip of the iceberg that is the rest of the chapter. A refreshing read by someone who is not afraid to speak his mind and share his opinions. (4.5/5)

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Saturday night plans 🍸📚👏.

Joanne1 Excellent plans. 2y
ReadingSusan Yummy! 2y
readordierachel 👍🏽 2y
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Laura317
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I‘ve only just started reading the Foreward, and I am already hooked!

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geodynamical
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"The fact is important enough to bear repeating: people organize their brains with conversation. If they don't have anyone to tell their story to, they lose their minds. Like hoarders, they cannot unclutter themselves. The input of the community is required for the integrity of the individual psyche. To put it another way: It takes a village to organize a mind."

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geodynamical
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I dunno... I liked some of it, and it started off fair to both genders, but the more he talks, the more I find out his upbringing and his reality are nothing like mine... A Canadian who grew up in a tiny town and married his childhood friend. Peterson defends a lot of the old ways and it doesn't motivate me the way it does others. Too smart for his own good perhaps?

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PursuitofSanity
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Bailedbailed

A patient told me that they found Dr. Peterson‘s videos inspirational, so even though I knew he‘d said some pretty awful things, I figured I‘d give the book a try. Nope.

Well-ReadNeck Yikes!!! Good to know. Saw this book one at my library. Will pass for sure! 2y
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TamaraH71
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This book. Peterson takes this convoluted route to profound statements that I have to sit and ponder in my heart. Having said this, I still have no idea how lobsters and sitting up straight apply to my life. 🤔 Yeah, the book opens with that bit of crazy.

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Becker
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Peterson is a very smart and interesting man regardless of how you feel about his opinions. The book however, is very dense and wordy. I love listening to him being interviewed but I didn‘t love his book .

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Charmed89
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I‘ve been following JBP for a while now. His online lectures are deep and thought provoking and this book is nothing less. It‘s a thoughtful blend of psychology, philosophy, sociology and mythology (religion). He talks about life, how inseparable it is from suffering and how to push through and still create a sense of meaning. Loved it and will be re-reading it again soon! #jbp #12rulesforlife

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JoRead
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I had forgotten about this pic. I took it while visiting my brother in FL and stumbled into a little, local book store. Sadly, I didn't buy the book then but now I want to frame this pic and have it at eye-level all the time 😀
(Except for #12. Leave that poor creature alone 😅)

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suvata
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Subtitled: An Antidote to Chaos
Who doesn‘t need that?

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h7568440

No Buckos here? Really?

Librarianaut Uh, I‘m here. 2y
h7568440 I guess the users of this app are not into the JBP 2y
geodynamical It's a new book. Have patience. I'm just now starting it. What did you think? 2y
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