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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. I wish this book had been around to read when I was 18

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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 soothing and seductive balm for the butthurt I am fascinated by the cult surrounding this man who as a previous reviewer noted relies far too much on simplistic interpretations of Biblical stories and the Disney versions of fairy tales to the expense of all else I guess Lilith and Athena might complicate that Easy Bake reimposition of a male centered narrative Here s what I don t get None of this is new Joseph Campbell Heard of him Remember M Scott Peck That Christian head shrinker who said Life is difficult Get used to it and it will get better Peterson s popularity only reveals that an entire generation has been so robbed of the humanities that they re starving for anyone who will provide a few harsh words and some meaning in their lives The guy can tell a story Too bad it s a frighteningly regressive one for women And no Women s Studies departments are not propagating a myth that the world was once a glorious matriarchy That was funny though

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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 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. DON T WASTE YOUR TIME If you ve never read a book in your life you d think JP is super smart that baroue style of writing the never ending sentences all those references to science and philosophy how does the man do it you ask yourselfIt s simple The book s actually rubbish but you have nothing to compare it with Nov 2018 Since this review is getting traction please note that these were my impressions right after plodding through this dull book and I m not going to waste my time dismantling his pseudo scientific rubbish many other reviewers have some ualified than me Seek them out If you re willing to be skeptical about my review then use that skepticism to read JP s critics tooNevertheless I do have some recommendations for 12 books you should read instead Moving on This book s riddled with logical errors Facts are ignored and substituted with analogies that simply don t work and don t make sense Major philosophers are completely misrepresented and molded to fit his ideas Entire sub chapters are filled with complicated and ultimately pointless mythological and philosophical references And everything is peppered with common sense statements and citation marks to give it the illusion that it s factual accurate and logical It s not Don t get me started on how bad the writing is It s like he has a paid thesaurus subscription and wants to get his money s worth Nobody cares about your rich vocabulary if you lose the point on the wayYou could spend hours upon hours digging for problems with this book Some actually have done that There was a guy on YouTube who made a one hour video dissecting the problems with the citations alone Yeah it s that easy to poke holes in his ramblings He blames postmodernism for a lot of things but he misrepresents it He uotes Heidegger but it s clear he has no clue what Heidegger s been talking about It s boring and uninspired But JP fans will love it He s got his die hard fans who will continue to follow him no matter what regardless of how bad his ideas are especially since there s no other conservative smart ass to get behind insteadSo don t bother He doesn t say anything new and what he does say is said poorly Not too different from his videos For the sake of your time and brain just read something else Anything from Chomsky to Zizek Read Pinker Friedman Harari Fukuyama Gladwell Have some respect for yourself even fantasy books would be a better use of your time and brain Or just read the stoics and the existentialists instead I mean if you just want someone to tell you to stand up straight and make your bed read Meditations by Emperor Marcus Aurelius Or Seneca Or Sartre Or heck even Dr Seuss Responses to replies I ll probably get Haha suck it you triggered SJW I m not mad that JP is writing books I m mad that such a bad book is getting attention and is wasting people s timeJP is the man you just can t appreciate his genius He s not he is the very definition of a pseudo intellectual There are so many other public intellectuals that are smarter better spoken and respected than JPYou don t know suat he taught at Harvard He was an associate for a few years a long time ago So Look at him now when nobody in his university wants to be associated with him What does that tell you How can you call that a respected academicThis isn t real criticism It s really not I don t care enough about this to write a 2500 word essay on him I m reading some better books right now But even my rambling makes sense than his lobster analogy

  • Hardcover
  • 409
  • 12 Rules for Life An Antidote to Chaos
  • Jordan B. Peterson
  • English
  • 10 December 2019
  • 9780345816023

About the Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Jordan B Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist self help writer cultural critic and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto His main areas of study are in abnormal social and personality psychology with a particular interest in the psychology of religious and ideological belief and the assessment and improvement of personality and performancePeterson grew up in Fairvi



10 thoughts on “12 Rules for Life An Antidote to Chaos

  1. says:

    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 dis

  2. says:

    DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME If you've never read a book in your life you'd think JP is super smart that baroue style of writing the never ending sentences all those references to science and philosophy how does the man do it? you ask yourselfIt's sim

  3. says:

    So there is a lot of wisdom in here about how to live your life don't blame other people listen and understand other people's perspectives be honest even though it's uncomfortable and don't demonize humanity And then all the wisdom goes down the toilet in one particular chapter when he makes a farce of his whole argument Men are being victimized by liberal academics Not only does he start blaming everybody an

  4. says:

    Jordan Peterson may be the only clinical psychologist who believes that psychology is subordinate to philosophy and the one thing that psycho

  5. says:

    A soothing and seductive balm for the butthurt I am fascinated by the cult surrounding this man who as a previous reviewer noted relies far too much on simplistic interpretations of Biblical stories and the Disney versions of fairy tales to the expense of all else I guess Lilith and Athena might complicate that Easy Bake reimposition of a male centered narrative Here's what I don't get None of this is new Joseph Campbell? Heard

  6. says:

    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 per

  7. says:

    I wish this book had been around to read when I was 18

  8. says:

    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 integri

  9. says:

    Faulty tools produce faulty results Jordan B Peterson 12 Rules for LifeI'm generally not a fan of self help book

  10. says:

    I ignored Jordan Peterson for a while since his name usually came up in culture war contexts where the rule is that every generation gets approximately five talking points to endlessly yell at each other But then he publish

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