Jordan petersons book 12 rules for life
12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson: Summary, Notes, and Lessons - Nat EliasonGet the full version of this book summary here. Over the years, former Harvard and current University of Toronto professor and clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan B. Peterson has developed what he believes to be a definitive set of rules for leading a successful and fulfilling life. Originally conceived of with 40 rules, Peterson has condensed them into a well thought out, manageable list of 12 total rules that he shares in this book. He believes strongly in truth telling, human hierarchy, and gender roles. He believes that suffering is an inevitable aspect of life, that we can usher in heaven or hell on earth, and that people have it within themselves to create order out of chaos.
Jordan Peterson’s 12 rules for life
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It provides life advice through essays on abstract ethical principles, psychology, mythology, religion, and personal anecdotes. The book topped bestseller lists in Canada, the United States and United Kingdom, and has sold over three million copies. Peterson went on a world tour to promote the book, with a Channel 4 News interview receiving much attention. Critics praised the book's advice for men and atypical style. Peterson's perspective on God received mixed reception and his writing style was criticized by some reviewers. The book grew out of Peterson's hobby of answering questions posted on Quora , the one being "What are the most valuable things everyone should know? It's a warning to me".
J ust a few years ago, I was an unknown professor writing academic books that nobody read. Pinkos and wishy-washy liberals had cornered the market in cod psychology, so I guessed there must be a huge hunger for a self-help book, backed up with religion, mythology, CAPITAL LETTERS and stating the obvious — one directed at responsible, socially minded conservatives craving some pseudointellectual ideology to prop up their beliefs. And bingo! Here are my 12 Rules for Life. Most humans are complete bastards left to their own devices.