Jordan Peterson’s “12 rules for life: an antidote to chaos” – excrept no. 2

 

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Jordan B. Peterson)

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If the internal voice makes you doubt the value of your endeavours—or your life, or life itself—perhaps you should stop listening. If the critical voice within says the same denigrating things about everyone, no matter how successful, how reliable can it be? Maybe its comments are chatter, not wisdom. There will always be people better than you—that’s a cliché of nihilism, like the phrase, In a million years, who’s going to know the difference? The proper response to that statement is not, Well, then, everything is meaningless. It’s, Any idiot can choose a frame of time within which nothing matters. Talking yourself into irrelevance is not a profound critique of Being. It’s a cheap trick of the rational mind.

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Jordan Peterson’s “12 rules for life: an antidote to chaos” – excrept no. 1

Firs off, here is the summary:

1. Stand up straight with your shoulders straight

2. Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping

3. Befriend people who want the best for you

4. Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not the useless person you are today

5. Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them

6. Set your house in order before you criticise the world

7. Pursue what is meaningful, not what is expedient

8. Tell the truth. Or at least don’t lie

9. Assume the person you are listening to knows something you don’t

10. Be precise in your speech

11. Do not bother children while they are skateboarding

12. Pet a cat when you encounter one in the street

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