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12 Rules for Life An Antidote to Chaos

CHARACTERS ´ 12 Rules for Life An Antidote to Chaos SUMMARY ✓ LO-MAPS.RU ↠ Jordan B. Peterson Ible fate awaits those who criticize too easily and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the streetWhat 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 p. A book by Jordan Peterson I won t be able to do it justice 12 Rules for Life is a wonderful book It is typical Peterson with large amounts of insightful information and wit The book includes information that I knew did not know and information I knew but did not know I knew like a Peterson lecture There are three main points that I took away from this book1 The world is a horrible place filled with suffering If you personally don t suffer someone you know will 2 If you want the world to be betterstart with yourself The individual people start bettering themselves the potential for the world to be just that little bit better increases 3 We should live on the line between order and chaos We need both for a functioning society We need to grow and adapt whilst not getting rid of traditions and traditional structures they might be very important This is a book I would recommend to everyone whether you re familiar with Peterson or not Clean your room and sort yourself out Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin justice 12 Rules for Life is a wonderful book It is typical Peterson with large amounts of insightful information and wit The book includes information that I knew did not know and information I knew but did not know I knew like a Peterson lecture There are three main points that I took away from this book1 The world is a horrible place filled with suffering If you personally don t suffer someone you know will 2 If you want the world to be betterstart with yourself The individual people start bettering themselves the potential for the world to be Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series #1 just that little bit better increases 3 We should live on the line between order and chaos We need both for a functioning society We need to grow and adapt whilst not getting rid of traditions and traditional structures they might be very important This is a book I would recommend to everyone whether you re familiar with Peterson or not Clean your room and sort yourself out

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CHARACTERS ´ 12 Rules for Life An Antidote to Chaos SUMMARY ✓ LO-MAPS.RU ↠ 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 uestions uniuely combines the hard won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting edge scientific researchHumorous surprising and informative Dr Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone what terr. I see many five star reviews here so here is the contrarian position I m giving this one star for a couple of reasons 1 The content does not justify the length of the book When you strip away the pseudo profundity and verbosity you re left with rather simple ideas you could find in any self help book or discover on your own Rule 1 for instance essentially states that females prefer males with confidence and that success breeds confidence and further success This is rather obvious without having to understand the evolutionary history of lobsters 2 The introduction of the book presents the author as an objective investigator of the truth disillusioned by dogmatic ideology and prepared to demonstrate its dangers He then proceeds to incessantly uote from the bible perhaps the most dogmatic text ever written I didn t purchase the book to be preached at and found it unexpected and highly obnoxious I understand that the author is interested in story and archetypes but the bible is uoted out of proportion There are many ancient stories to choose from each with endless interpretive possibilities but the bible is for some reason the primary text Now I m sure this is fine with many people but I was unpleasantly surprised that I had purchased a book on biblical criticism or theology The stories the author has selected to focus on his preferred interpretations and the stories he ignores says about his psychology than anything else It appears that he NEEDS religion to be true to prevent his own nihilistic tendencies a viewpoint he foists on his readers More than once he states in no uneuivocal terms that Jesus is the archetypal perfect man Perhaps but without getting into it here there are many reasons to think perhaps not For those philosophically inclined or for those that appreciate the progress of humanism and science Socrates for example would probably be a better fit for the archetypal perfect man And if I want insight into morality and human nature from an ancient source I d turn to Plato and Aristotle before the Good Book Again this is all too subjective which is the problem in general with using ancient wisdom to support a particular viewpoint The author presents his interpretive schemes as objective truths about human nature and the only display of humility is found in the introduction For those seeking an alternative to Jordan Peterson s dark vision of the world uestionable approach to truth and knowledge and retreat to religion they will find the answer in Bertrand Russell whose essays on religion seem to at times be speaking directly to Peterson himself Here s the final paragraph from Russell s essay Why I Am Not a ChristianWHAT WE MUST DOWe want to stand upon our own feet and look fair and suare at the world its good facts its bad facts its beauties and its ugliness see the world as it is and be not afraid of it Conuer the world by intelligence and not merely by being slavishly subdued by the terror that comes from it The whole conception of God is a conception derived from the ancient Oriental despotisms It is a conception uite unworthy of free men When you hear people in church debasing themselves and saying that they are miserable sinners and all the rest of it it seems contemptible and not worthy of self respecting human beings We ought to stand up and look the world frankly in the face We ought to make the best we can of the world and if it is not so good as we wish after all it will still be better than what these others have made of it in all these ages A good world needs knowledge kindliness and courage it does not need a regretful hankering after the past or a fettering of the free intelligence by the words uttered long ago by ignorant men It needs a fearless outlook and a free intelligence It needs hope for the future not looking back all the time towards a past that is dead which we trust will be far surpassed by the future that our intelligence can createRussell wishes to replace fear religion and dogma with free thinking intelligence courage knowledge and kindness To believe something because it is seen to be useful rather than true is intellectually dishonest to the highest degree And as Russell points out elsewhere he can t recall a single verse in the Bible that praises intelligence Here s Russell in another essay titled Can Religion Cure Our TroublesMankind is in mortal peril and fear now as in the past is inclining men to seek refuge in God Throughout the West there is a very general revival of religion Nazis and Communists dismissed Christianity and did things which we deplore It is easy to conclude that the repudiation of Christianity by Hitler and the Soviet Government is at least in part the cause of our troubles and that if the world returned to Christianity our international problems would be solved I believe this to be a complete delusion born of terror And I think it is a dangerous delusion because it misleads men whose thinking might otherwise be fruitful and thus stands in the way of a valid solutionThe uestion involved is not concerned only with the present state of the world It is a much general uestion and one which has been debated for many centuries It is the uestion whether societies can practise a sufficient modicum of morality if they are not helped by dogmatic religion I do not myself think that the dependence of morals upon religion is nearly as close as religious people believe it to be I even think that some very important virtues are likely to be found among those who reject religious dogmas than among those who accept them I think this applies especially to the virtue of truthfulness or intellectual integrity I mean by intellectual integrity the habit of deciding vexed uestions in accordance with the evidence or of leaving them undecided where the evidence is inconclusive This virtue though it is underestimated by almost all adherents of any system of dogma is to my mind of the very greatest social importance and far likely to benefit the world than Christianity or any other system of organised beliefsWe can see that the Peterson fallacy is at least as old as 1954 The fact that Communism and Nazism committed evils is not justification to return to religious dogma in fact that would just be replacing one dogmatic ideology for anotherThe solution is not a retreat to the Age of Faith which was no pleasant than living under communism the solution is a renewal of the Enlightenment values of reason science humanism and progress espoused by Russell himself Also check out these worthwhile alternatives to 12 Rules For LifeThe Happiness Hypothesis Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan HaidtThe Practicing Stoic A Philosophical User s Manual by Ward FarnsworthWhy I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects by Bertrand RussellThe God Argument The Case against Religion and for Humanism by AC Grayling

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CHARACTERS ´ 12 Rules for Life An Antidote to Chaos SUMMARY ✓ LO-MAPS.RU ↠ Jordan B. Peterson Eople 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 listene. Too Sweet to be WholesomeJordan Peterson is a global phenomenon He is good in print even better in interviews As a psychoanalyst he has decades of experience and professional credibility I find his Jungian approach far interesting than Freudian or various cognitive methods As a Canadian he is presumed a certain integrity often denied to other English speaking experts As a man he is engaging and fast on his feet with no defensiveness even under intense pressure In 12 Rules for Life he makes a cogent case for the necessity as well as benefit of moral authority Although he is not a religious adherent Peterson believes in the objectivity of moral law he has no time for those relativists who consider moral law as something arbitrarily constructed within human society Many find his arguments compelling I find them disingenuous and dangerousThe disingenuousness of 12 Rules begins in the introduction by Peterson s long time friend and associate Dr Norman Doidge MD Doidge points to the persistence of the Ten Commandments from the Hebrew Scriptures as an example of the ancient effectively eternal and fixed wisdom of biblical moral precepts Unsurprisingly Doidge fails to make mention of the other 412 divinely ordained precepts of the law given in the same scriptures Things like the stoning of heretics the inferiority of women and the necessity for meticulous maintenance of spiritual purity apparently do not carry significant moral weight despite their authoritative divine source And he makes no mention of the fact that the founder of the Christian Religion Paul of Tarsus designated the entire Hebrew law including the Ten Commandments as the very source of evil Doidge is not merely tendentious he is an ideologue who has little understanding of the biblical references he makes or he is a liarPopularity is not a terribly reliable guarantor of either poetry or philosophy By his own account Peterson s Rules started life on an interactive internet site Participants liked his rules as nakedly stated without even being given reasons without explanation of their operation The rules apparently touched some inarticulate need which site participants hadn t previously recognised And they gave rave reviews The book is the result of subseuent justifications of the intuitions he floated on the internet Whatever erudition classical references and stylistic skill Peterson used to develop his arguments for these rules they are hardly the the product of analytical thought Like Doidge s introduction the book is tendentious meant to promote a potentially popular cause not thinking The fact that Peterson is honest about the genesis of the book doesn t change its character But I think it does help to explain why the book appeals to many religious leaders and right wing politicians Peterson appears to provide both groups with philosophical selling and political talking points that promote a conservative social agendaPeterson is a Jungian psychoanalyst apparently by conviction as well as by training Jungian method is inherently dialectical Consciousunconscious egoshadow animaanimus are all necessary components of the human psyche Only by accepting the existence of these competing components and reconciling their insistent demands can a person become integrated that is whole a complete Self Jungians implicitly presume that none of us is naturally whole We need each other sometimes use each other to compensate for our dialectical deficiencies Ultimately however psychic health comes about by taking responsibility for one s own integration by recognising how we perceive the reality of the world we inhabit and how we react to our perceptions These are matters of choice not fate This is a simple but very subtle theory In short the theory has two principles 1 the Unconscious is indistinguishable from reality and 2 the Self is indistinguishable from God Both reality and God exist in our heads as it were They are ideas over which we can exercise control One can sense Plato not to mention Billy Graham turning in their graves at the thought that ideas are subject to human will Evangelicals don t seem to mind this Jungian theological faux pas probably because Peterson uotes the Old Testament story of the Creation and Fall a classic Jungian trope To them it seems but a small step from the symbolism of the God in one s head and one s dreams to the objective Ruler of the world Didn t the great Protestant theologian of the 19th century Friedrich Schleiermacher make the same point that God was a feeling emanating from the human mind Similarly social conservatives like the idea of personal responsibility as part of their ideological portfolios Doesn t this bring together both the economic neo liberalism of Frederick Hayek and the militant individualism of Ayn Rand The fact that personal integration of the Self implies a rejection of ideology of any stripe as an impediment to psychic health doesn t seem to register at all So of course Peterson will be exploited by Evangelicals and Conservatives to further their agendas regardless of the caveats insisted upon by him And they re right to ignore his fey resistance He knows he s given conservations a way to ignore the traditional Christian ethos of love the primary concern with one s neighbour the inherent responsibility to the collective as something distinct from the totality of its members His is a philosophy of consummate selfishness which just fits the bill for the latest coalition of religious and constitutional fundamentalists Christ as pantocratic dictator rather than Jesus as messianic rebelThose who are familiar with the Erhard Seminar Training EST programme of the 1970 s and 80 s and its various successor movements for radical personal improvement will recognise this theme of total personal responsibility EST was an intriguing and highly popular syncretism of Jungian psychology and the existential philosophy of Martin Heidegger Peterson s version doesn t use the pyramid selling techniues that made EST so popular particularly among the highly educated but the combination of the internet cable television and the intellectual vacuum of evangelical and political conservatism has the euivalent functional role EST was a training ground for the political left in the 1970 s 12 Rules promises to be the focal point for the political right for some time to come None of this is to say that Peterson isn t interesting or worthwhile On the contrary he has an intelligent witty and interesting contribution to make in intellectual debate despite the banal insipidness of his Rules Nevertheless just as EST helped create a generation of liberal weirdos in business politics and academia I fear that an euivalent generation of conservative weirdos in in the making There is a distinct Whig theme that runs through the entire book the world is as it is for good reasons and it s not your responsibility to fix it Comforting no doubt to those who feel disenfranchised disrespected and than a bit deplorable But really does anyone believe that some positive thinking is going to make them into a bold psychic adventurer My advice don t drink the Kool Aid too uicklyPostscript 2Aug18