The twelve rules for life
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12 Rules for Life by Jordan B Peterson review – a self-help book from a culture warrior
T he Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan B Peterson has, in recent years, become an internet celebrity , producing a slew of videos and interviews on all manner of political and social topics. His reluctance to call transgender people by their preferred pronouns unless they ask him to has earned him a reputation as a transphobe, and while his views have marginalised him within the academic community, they have bolstered his reputation in conservative circles. Philosophically I am an individualist, not a collectivist of the right or the left. Metaphysically I am an American pragmatist who has been strongly influenced by the psychoanalytic and clinical thinking of Freud and Jung. This response captures much of what, for good and ill, informs 12 Rules for Life , his long and often peculiar foray into the self-help genre. The effect is bizarre, like being shouted at by a rugby coach in a sarong.
It provides life advice through essays on abstract ethical principles, psychology, mythology, religion, and personal anecdotes. The book topped bestseller lists in Canada, the U. Peterson went on a world tour to promote the book, with a Channel 4 News interview receiving much attention. Critics praised the book's advice for men and atypical style. Peterson's perspective on God received mixed reception and his writing style was criticized by some reviewers. The book grew out of Peterson's hobby of answering questions posted on Quora , the one being "What are the most valuable things everyone should know? It's a warning to me".
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J ust a few years ago, I was an unknown professor writing academic books that nobody read. Pinkos and wishy-washy liberals had cornered the market in cod psychology, so I guessed there must be a huge hunger for a self-help book, backed up with religion, mythology, CAPITAL LETTERS and stating the obvious — one directed at responsible, socially minded conservatives craving some pseudointellectual ideology to prop up their beliefs. And bingo! Here are my 12 Rules for Life. Most humans are complete bastards left to their own devices. This proves there is a God who wants us to have Order. Order is Masculine and Chaos is Feminine.