In case you haven’t heard me talk about Jordan Peterson, you should know I’m a huge fan. I think he’s one of, if not the, greatest intellectual alive. So, reading this book was a huge joy for me. That said, even if you’re not a huge fan or have never heard of him, 12 Rules for Life is an amazing read.
“It’s very hard to find your own words – and you don’t actually exist until you have your own words.”–Jordan Peterson
This book is an amazing guide to becoming a better person. It is a mixture of Psychology, Religion, Ethics, Philosophy, and Literature that shows you how all of truth is related to other types. And, each of these is a tool for us to use by participating in the truth by speaking it and defending it.
Have you read 12 Rules for Life yet? If you still haven’t, check out this review to see if you’d like it. I bet you will… https://conversationofourgeneration.com/2020/06/26/129-book-review-12-rules-for-life-by-jordan-b-peterson/(opens in a new tab)Tweet
In this book, Peterson walks through 12 rules that sometimes seem apparent, and sometimes not, in order to give the reader a way of living a productive, fruitful, meaningful life. I like it because he makes his claims without religion, and thus has to be contended with without writing him off has a “religious nutjob.”
While I don’t like that classification, and find it to be lazy thinking, it is something that can’t be applied to Peterson for sure. He approaches the religious ideas from a secular, pragmatic point of view, and often backs them up with great evidence.