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12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson
Read the full comprehensive summary at Shortform. Most humans crave order and meaning in existence, to deal with the terrifying uncertainty of the world. For much of history religion served this function eg being a servant of God. But as secularism rises, a void remains that is filled by nihilism and empty ideologies. Peterson believes that there is real meaning and good in existence. Look at it this way - if real evil exists human suffering, especially inflicted by other humans , then good is the opposite of this - it is preventing evil from happening. You should therefore conduct your life to produce good.
It provides life advice through essays on abstract ethical principles, psychology, mythology, religion, and personal anecdotes. The book topped bestseller lists in Canada, the U. Peterson went on a world tour to promote the book, with a Channel 4 News interview receiving much attention. Critics praised the book's advice for men and atypical style. Peterson's perspective on God received mixed reception and his writing style was criticized by some reviewers. The book grew out of Peterson's hobby of answering questions posted on Quora , the one being "What are the most valuable things everyone should know?
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J ust a few years ago, I was an unknown professor writing academic books that nobody read. Pinkos and wishy-washy liberals had cornered the market in cod psychology, so I guessed there must be a huge hunger for a self-help book, backed up with religion, mythology, CAPITAL LETTERS and stating the obvious one directed at responsible, socially minded conservatives craving some pseudointellectual ideology to prop up their beliefs. And bingo! Here are my 12 Rules for Life. Most humans are complete bastards left to their own devices.