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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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Toranpayne
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Dr Peterson‘s guidance on enduring chaos, by walking along the line of such chaos and order. Excellent

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godfreytairo
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12 Rules for Life

Jordan B. Peterson,

It is far better to render Beings in your care competent than to protect them.

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Cazxxx
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“And if you think tough men are dangerous, wait until you see what weak men are capable of.”

SRWCF Oh, man! I ❤️ Jordan Peterson! I have this book, but haven't read it, yet. 10mo
Cazxxx @SRWCF he‘s good! I enjoyed the book but it was a bit long winded. Plenty good points to take from it 10mo
SRWCF @Cazxxx hahaha! For me, the longer winded the book, the better! 10mo
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Jennaree3
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While this book has moments of brilliance: I.e. "No one standing still can triumph, no matter how well constituted," about 85% of it is rambling and nearly incoherent nonsense. Imagine Ian Malcolm--the chaos theory anthropologist character from crichton's Jurassic Park--barreling from one topic to the next, ranging from lobster mating habits to Taoists, to Alice in Wonderland all in the course of about 3 paragraphs. My head is spinning.

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ElizaMarie
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Mehso-so

So it was good. But I felt very long-winded. And well, very very religious. I am not anti-religion but... I just felt like with it being an #Audio read by the author, it ended up feeling very very preachy to me. But... There were a lot of takeaways I plan on incorporating and some I had already incorporated into my life.

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ElizaMarie
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@jb72 - My hold finally came in. So I am using this as a new commute book :) So far it's pretty good (I barely started though, I am about to start Rule 1 :)

jb72 I‘ll be interested in your thoughts. 13mo
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jb72
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#bookspin #doublespin

I‘m using the same books with just a few swaps for July. I didn‘t get a lot of reading done in June. I did finish volume I of Les Mis so I am on to volume II this month. Plus two of the books didn‘t arrive yet at the library.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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nicatalla

“Froot Loop” - Jordan Peterson

Bigbraingains I‘m not at that part yet please don‘t spoil it 🙈🙈🙈 2y
Bigbraingains I haven‘t been reading as much this week 2y
Bigbraingains I need to change . 2y
Bigbraingains This is not the way of delayed gratification 2y
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nicatalla

“You don‘t need to grasp impulsively at whatever crumbs come at your way, because you can realistically expect good things to remain available. You can delay gratification, without forgoing it forever.” (Pg 17) I DEDICATE THIS QUITE TO @Bigbraingains AKA Mr Hun School Student body PRESIDENT Layown Shyea!!!

Bigbraingains Thank youuuuuuu 😘😘😘😘. You are indeed a very wise nicodemus. 2y
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MrB1
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I‘ve walked passed this one in the stores many times and I don‘t know why... maybe it‘s the title. Sometimes chaos is exactly what is needed to truly feel alive. So, I didn‘t want another ‘self help‘ philosophy book because I‘ve read a few. But, I‘ve gotta give it a go. Have you read this one? How did you find it??

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ishan0986
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Let's see what this offers.

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DarkMina
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#jumpintojanuary

Day 18: Number in the title

Crazeedi I love Jordan 2y
DarkMina @Crazeedi Me too! 2y
Eggs Me 3! 2y
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jazza08

To journey happily may well be better than to arrive successfully

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philosophy_meds_
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jazza08

There's some real utility in gratitude.

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Jackal121
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@hannah-leeloo I know I said I was going to read the right side of history next, but then I realised that I should read this first since I forgot haha.

hannah-leeloo Isn't this the one you wanted me to read? 2y
Jackal121 It is 2y
Jackal121 @hannah-leeloo 2y
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Tinyiko.N
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The first few chapters were great and I initially found myself jotting down a lot of the principles but the more I got into the book, the more Jordan Petersen became a bit “preachy” and “instructive” as opposed to “philosophical” and “open-minded”. This book admittedly took me a while to finish (to be honest, if I didn‘t have a rule of finishing what I started, I probably wouldn‘t have bothered completing it).

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idealityandme
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"Chaos is where we are when we don't know where we are, and what we are doing when we don't know what we are doing." -- "Chaos is formless potential"

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Takwin
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I found Peterson‘s work to be critical, revealing, and inspirational. I understand some of the hate he receives but even as a liberal myself, I found the book and the audiobook both excellent. I think anyone who is self-reflective and searching for meaning would come away from this book having many insights and surely some great questions as well, even if they disagree with him on some points.

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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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GoneFishing

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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GoneFishing

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

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GoneFishing

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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GoneFishing

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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#grateful21
🎈 horror books 🧛🏻‍♀️🤡
🎈warm spring days
🎈good food

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻❣️ 4y
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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 3y
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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!🤪) 4y
greenhairdontcare Waiting on the audio version of this as I enjoy the sound of his voice. 4y
Wellreadhead He does have a very unique voice 4y
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astro_chica Thanks! Will check it out 4y
sheshedbooks 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? 4y
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 4y
sheshedbooks Thank you! 4y
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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 4y
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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? 4y
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 🙈 4y
AlaMich @ardismargrethe okay....😊 Here‘s a small selection 4y
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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 😊 4y
ardismargrethe I think neverwhere is perfect for me, just have to have a Neil Gaiman break 😂 4y
ardismargrethe @AlaMich and thank you ❤️📚 4y
AlaMich Of all the books I mentioned, Circe and Neverwhere are two of my all-time favorite audiobooks. They are amazing. Enjoy! (edited) 4y
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! 4y
ardismargrethe Thank you @mab-solenne ❤️ 4y
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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! 4y
Dolly Looks like one I‘ll definitely avoid 😠 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage 🤮🤢🤮🤢 4y
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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 4y
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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. 4y
Rachbb3 Not cool. 👎👎 4y
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. 4y
Librarianaut I think his lectures and writings are actually very pro-Christianity but without proselytizing (which is a delicate thing to maneuver). (edited) 4y
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! 3y
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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 😖 4y
Laura317 @BurghBookAddict It has upset me some of the things he claims. I guess I‘m trying to glean the wheat from the chaff. 4y
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 4y
Laura317 @Faibka I‘ve never heard his talks. Now I know to just avoid avoid them altogether. 4y
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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)