12 Rules for Life - Jordan B. Peterson

12 Rules for Life

By Jordan B. Peterson

  • Release Date: 2018-01-23
  • Genre: Psychology
Score: 4.5
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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.

Reviews

  • Wow, excellent book!

    5
    By flugm
    Thought provoking book that turns a lot of conventional thinking upside down. Doesn’t necessarily mean I agree with everything in here, but I must admit was very engaged reading through the book. Several of his rules revolved around Christian teaching. Peterson’s writings reflect a psychological analysis behind these rules which is incredibly fascinating to read how Christian teachings reflect in society. Expect to have your thinking challenged, and gain a deeper understanding of human interactions!
  • Why is this controversial?

    5
    By Lobach Family
    Dr. Peterson is a phenomenal communicator with immense credibility from decades as a clinical psychologist. Nothing he says is outrageous or even radical. He essentially empowers the individual with advice and confidence born from common sense. Certain “journalists” who have tried to misrepresent Peterson as some kind of right-wing, callous monster are the real villains of this story. I highly recommend reading, watching, or listening for yourself and making your own judgements.
  • Read it

    5
    By swagger boost
    For real just read it. The new bible
  • Review

    1
    By Vincecrash
    Such a slow build on the topic.
  • Life Changing Book

    5
    By srmcclure
    This will go down as one of the greatest books of my lifetime.
  • How to Embrace Your Inner Pre-Reptilian, Darwinian Tao

    3
    By Didus Solitarius
    As insightful and readable as this book is, both whimsical and well-developed it nevertheless makes two great metaphysical assumptions which are not sufficiently explored: first, that the “yin and yang” philosophy or religion of Taoism is true, second, that it is the fundamental “rule” which governs all of biology and evolution. To his credit the author makes many interesting correlations between that philosophy and various naturalistic observations, but like all extreme naturalism and religion it ends at the fundamental assumptions about reality that it makes which are not explicitly examined on a philosophical level. The result is a kind of naturalistic spiritism, a guru imparting his self-help wisdom, rather than a detached academic survey of research and data, though much data is integrated into the belief system itself. Overall it is an enjoyable and thought-provoking read, but the dictum of Hume lingers ever in the background, never explicitly addressed as a counter-argument, namely that it is logically improper and inconsistent to derive an “ought” from “is.”
  • Inspirational

    5
    By Jennybenny12638
    I loved it!
  • Worthwhile, but Wordy

    4
    By GregS96
    Boy, is it wordy !
  • In support of inner strength.

    5
    By Phelpo
    I have an inner mantra that I start meditation with. I go through 24 life values. They occasionally are refined as nothing is so ordered that it can’t improve. They relate to levels in time and space within my being: spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. When my cat Yoda passed, I was devastated. I sat in a chair and closed my eyes. I was empty except for a vision of my values which held me together. It was a complete surprise. Your 12 Rules seem much like my values. I loved your book. It gave me some introspective motion with more inner light. Bravo!
  • Excellent

    5
    By Joshyomy
    Fantastic book will change your life!

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