12 Rules for Life by Dr. Jordan B. Peterson

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Hi,

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:

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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.

  1. Stand up straight with your shoulders back.
  2. Treat yourself like you are someone you are responsible for helping.
  3. Make friends with people who want the best for you.
  4. Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.
  5. Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them.
  6. Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.
  7. Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient).
  8. Tell the truth — or, at least, don’t lie.
  9. Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t.
  10. Be precise in your speech.
  11. Do not bother children when they are skate-boarding.
  12. 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.


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Great book with some insightful explanations as to why those rules are good to follow.

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I used to listen to it on audiobook during morning treadmill exercises, I love the current YouTube material by him (and others).

Its deffinatly a worthwhile mention and a book to recommend!

Eythor

!PIZZA

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JBP indeed changed my life. It is a pitty that the german translation is such a crappy piece of work.

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"12 ways to make conservative thinking more palatable to the masses" was not as catchy I guess :P

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