12 Rules For Life: An Antidote To Chaos
  • 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote To Chaos
  • 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote To Chaos
  • 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote To Chaos
  • 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote To Chaos
ISBN: 0345816021
EAN13: 9780345816023
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 23, 2018
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 0.81" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson, an intellectual provocateur like no one since the arrival of Camille Paglia, brings his uncompromising voice to readers wanting to lead a deeper and more profoundly meaningful life.

At once informative, surprising and humorous, Dr. Peterson tells us straightforwardly why skateboarding kids should be left alone, why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street, and what dreadful fate awaits those who carelessly criticize everything but themselves.

Why should you never let your children do anything that makes you dislike them? Why did the ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay attention as the highest of their gods? What can we learn from the lowly lobster about standing up straight and moving forthrightly through life? Dr. Peterson discusses discipline, responsibility, and the necessity of clear, truthful thinking, distilling the discoveries of science and the lessons from the great myths of the world into 12 profound directives for living properly in today's ever-transforming world. 12 Rules for Life delves deeply into the hidden realms lurking beneath our commonplace assumptions, enlightening the mind and spirit of its readers, keeping the chaos and nihilism that threaten and tempt the modern mind firmly at bay.

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   An original thinker
There are a number of ideas by the man. Unlike a typical self help book, Peterson uses research into authoritarianism, philosophy and religion to come up with his 12 rules. There is a lot of wisdom in the book. The advice on parenting and relationships was very interesting. The book relies too much on a few philosophers and Christian theology to be persuasive on all fronts, and some chapters were difficult to get through.
 
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   The Best Book I Didn’t Want To Read
I didn't read this book for a year. Media opinions and an ignorant resistance of anything to do with the field and study of psychology provided a foundation for my determination not to read. I watched an interview done by a man I respect. Dennis Prager is a man I have met in person more than once. I immediately downloaded the book after listening to the interview and watching it. I like the quality and depth of the unknowns in the book that I will likely read multiple times. If I live long enough, I hope to meet this giant of a man. He's a gift to anyone who will embrace him. I believe Jordan is a good man.
 
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   Extremely disappointed (perspective of a secular reader)
I heard Jordan Peterson speak a few times and he sounded like he could teach me a few things. The chapter on lobsters and Serotonin biochemistry is spot on from what I know about evolution. The next several chapters rely on biblical stories. It's not my thing to be an unbeliever. JP believes that morality can only be constructed upon biblical stories, which I don't agree with. I was hoping the book would give me some new ideas, but it didn't. He is not a very gifted writer. I found his writing boring and dry.
 
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   Extremely disappointed (perspective of a secular reader)
I've heard Jordan Peterson speak a few times and he sounded like he could teach me a few things. The chapter on lobsters and Serotonin is spot on from what I know about evolution. The next few chapters rely on biblical stories. It's not something I like to be an unbeliever. JP believes that morality can only be constructed upon biblical stories, which I strongly disagree with. I was hoping the book would give me some new ideas, but it didn't. He is not a very gifted writer. I found his writing boring and dry.
 
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   Overly wordy but incredible insights
I bought this book because I love it so much. Being a younger person with a short attention span has made it hard for me to read through the very long and detailed breakdowns of the 12 rules Mr. Peterson has brought up. If you can handle a bit more of a dry read, it's just that there were some long stretches where I had to force myself to keep reading. The knowledge of this book has helped me to be better. I really do recommend the book even though it is a bit boring in some places. If you're not good with words, then you may want to get the audio book or watch his lectures on the internet. A lot of people may struggle with the book if they are reading it.
 
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   Disappointed
His stance on women was disappointing. I am a man. It was terrible. I don't want to support someone like that. I am the first person to wish I could get my money back.
 
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   Disappointed
His position on women was disappointing. I am a guy. It was terrible. I do not want to support an author like that. I am the first person to wish I could get my money back honestly.
 
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   show off
Maybe I'm just dumb. This guy uses words that are drawn out for no reason. It was boring and wasted time.
 
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   show off
Maybe I am stupid. The guy uses long drawn out words that are not justified. It was boring and wasted time.
 
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   85% needs to be cut out
I don't usually write reviews but I have to say that I am disappointed with this book because it is far from the standard that Jordan sets in his dialogue. Most paragraphs made me think what the hell does this have to do with the rule. The book was dull and pointless, so it felt very painful to read. Don't read it. It will make you think of Dr. Peterson in a different way.
 
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