12 Rules for Life by Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
some times ago, when the world was still normal, I was meeting @pollux.one on a regular basis. I've enjoyed the talks with him, as they've been above the plebeian chit-chat on our mundane life.
One time we've discussed the 12 Rules for Life by Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, which was just released. Some woke or Wookiee (where I definitely like those hairy beings) or how they are called,
This book and the author have been used to portray a villain in Captain America comic books, Red Skull, with his 10 rule of life as a response from the woke generation. Well let's remember who Captain America is:
Dr. Peterson kept it cool and started an aid campaign after this, where some NGOs refused money from him. I will not get into detail about the intellect of some people.
Now, getting back to the book. After searching for it, I've managed to get my hands on a copy and have read it. But before getting into discussion, I would recommend the Quora link, which was also one of the turning points of him writing this book.
I really like it, as it touches the broader population that need some guidance and education.
Here are the 12 rules, but please have in mind that I don't want to spoil the content.
- Stand up straight with your shoulders back.
- Treat yourself like you are someone you are responsible for helping.
- Make friends with people who want the best for you.
- Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.
- Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them.
- Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.
- Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient).
- Tell the truth — or, at least, don’t lie.
- Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t.
- Be precise in your speech.
- Do not bother children when they are skate-boarding.
- Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street.
Well the first is self-explanatory. It helps to stay straight as it creates presence. Posture defines the first impression. On the others, I will not get into, as I would recommend anyone to read it.
It is a book that tries to guide for the individual values a person has, a modern way of interpreting the message of from the Apollo temple from Delphi, gnothi seauton or for my friend @trumpman, γνῶθι σεαυτόν.
It is a guide on how to tackle life and how to raise a kid. Simple as that, as it follows common sense which is not packed in a shiny package. It is blunt and direct, as a guide for life shall be, as life is not different, because when it hits you, it hits, no matter what, and the tragedy resulting we need to fight against.
I will stop here and will wish you an interesting read.