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

  • Just Great

    5
    By J Montell
    Help and inspiration oozes from this book. Thank you Dr Peterson
  • Other books deserve your time

    1
    By How are there so many 5s....
    As a counselor, a lot of the concepts that he teaches in this book are old news. I found myself bored listening to him explain concepts ad nauseam. The amount of Christianity in the book is annoying, as it is used as the basis for many of his concepts. I couldn’t connect to this. I grew resentful as the book went on, wondering why I invested so much time into a lackluster book. I don’t need to be reminded how much suffering is in the world over and over again. Would not recommend.
  • Great read and a refreshing book.

    5
    By PomonaPastor
    I will say that this has been a refreshing book to read. Dr. Peterson is definitely a genius and it shows in this book. An educated man who is always learning and never willing to come to a place that he will not learn anything else is a rarity in academia. This desire for truth instead of ideology shows and is what I really enjoyed even when it crossed my own ideas.
  • Surprisingly approachable

    5
    By ChristopherMcTrashApp
    When I initially got this book I expected it to be at least decent. I was very happy to realize it was a well thought out, well organized, and written in a way that makes it approachable. It was a good read and I highly recommend it.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Alex01986
    Absolutely great book. I was touched by the author’s sensivity and depth of analysis about important issues related to our daily lives. Very well written and will keep in my library for reference for many many years. Thank you.
  • Just rambles on....

    1
    By Powboyz
    Surprised so many people liked this book. Love his talks but this book is terrible.
  • Outstanding

    5
    By dk1268
    This book is the single most authoritative fusion of ancient wisdom and contemporary social challenges we face today. This masterpiece synthesizes individual and collective interests in one cohesive work. A must read.
  • Amazing!

    5
    By From Laventille With Love
    I find it so interesting that I discovered Peterson and his work just when I began to apply some of the very things he presents in this book. This was truly a blessing that has already impacted my life profoundly. I managed to complete this in less than a week and almost cried when it ended. (I actually kinda did, tbh). Will be reading again with a few of my friends. I appreciate your sacrifice, Dr. Peterson!
  • Great teacher

    5
    By xTEBOx
    Great psychologist and thinker.
  • Invaluable

    5
    By Irockman1
    Some of the rules in this book may be basic virtues we already sort of know (such as standing up straight and telling the truth) but the book's value lies in its explanations as to why these things are valuable. If you lack the fundamental understanding behind certain virtues, it becomes very easy to slip up. My life has absolutely improved since reading this book. I'm still nowhere near perfect, as I still sometimes still fall victim to my own laziness and malevolence, but at a less frequent rate than before. I think almost anyone will be able to find some value in this book.

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