Jordan Peterson’s “12 rules for life: an antidote to chaos” – excrept no. 7

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

– Your Highlight at location 6098-6106 | Added on Thursday, 15 February 2018 02:36:11

My wife and I learned that if you ask yourself such a question, and you genuinely desire the answer (no matter how disgraceful and terrible and shameful), then a memory of something you did that was stupid and wrong at some point in the generally not-distant-enough past will arise from the depths of your mind. Then you can go back to your partner and reveal why you’re an idiot, and apologize (sincerely) and that person can do the same for you, and then apologize (sincerely), and then you two idiots will be able to talk again. Perhaps that is true prayer: the question, “What have I done wrong, and what can I do now to set things at least a little bit more right?” But your heart must be open to the terrible truth. You must be receptive to that which you do not want to hear. When you decide to learn about your faults, so that they can be rectified, you open a line of communication with the source of all revelatory thought. Maybe that’s the same thing as consulting your conscience. Maybe that’s the same thing, in some manner, as a discussion with God.

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

– Your Highlight at location 6114-6115 | Added on Thursday, 15 February 2018 02:37:27

So, I asked the appropriate question—and, almost immediately, an answer revealed itself: Write down the words you want inscribed on your soul. I wrote that down.

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

– Your Highlight at location 6117-6120 | Added on Friday, 16 February 2018 03:16:02

Here was the first: What shall I do tomorrow? The answer came: The most good possible in the shortest period of time. That was satisfying, as well—conjoining an ambitious aim with the demands of maximal efficiency. A worthy challenge. The second question was in the same vein: What shall I do next year? Try to ensure that the good I do then will be exceeded only by the good I do the year after that. Continue reading

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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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