12 Rules for Life
An Antidote to Chaos
Jordan B. Peterson
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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.
Dr. Peterson offers fatherly advice and guidance, with wisdom and love.
Thoughtful and important!
This is a brilliant book of ideas and guidance. It will make you think, and it will help you to understand. Self-awareness is a wonderful thing - perhaps for some, a little scary, too. Dr. Peterson's explanations are accessible and well written. You will see that this man cares about the human spirit and the human condition.
Very well written and widely sourced. Loved the distilled wisdom of decades as a therapist, parent and academic. Peterson is simultaneously compassionate and challenging; both gentle like Socrates and blunt like John Calvin; authentically humble and academically informed. His deep respect for the spiritual treasures of the Bible bring out the value in a resource many have spurned or thought irrelevant, though I wished for more reliance on the atoning grace of Jesus. At times the book feels like trying to wrap arms around the world (biting off more than can be chewed), which may be on par for a psychology prof turned philosopher. But a seminal epic nevertheless. The parenting chapter alone was worth the price to this middle aged father of three. Thank you!