Great psychologist and thinker.
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.
Western society has succeeded because the value of the individual. The good that any individual does in society manifests in compounding goodness as each individual does their best with their capabilities. These rules are core tenants of how to live a meaningful life in western society. Brilliant communication of the practical nature of being a positive individual.
Peppered with horrifically vague writing and cowardly sexism. Perfect for your one book a lifetime “intellectuals”.
I love Jordan Peterson’s work!! From his lectures, interviews, articles, and books. He is definitely someone I have great respect for. This book is your blueprint to have an honest and fulfilling life. I can’t wait for his second book to come out. GET THIS BOOK!!
Dr. Peterson makes the case eloquently and in plain speak of how we as a society have left all those things that made man successfully evolve to be better in every way and have embraced an existence of pussified mediocrity led by women and denial of basic human needs. Jordan lays out a blueprint with set clearly thought out principles with very reasonable and well thought it justification as to why we are failing as a society, who is responsible to fix it (men), and how to change ourselves to bring our world back from the disaster known as progressivism. Disgusting communist progressive liberal democrats are a plague on our world and must be purged either by jailing, ostracizing them to a meager poverty stricken existence, death, destruction or breeding them out of existence then making all their beliefs to include Islam illegal with the immediate penalty of death. What I just said is preposterous! This is what Peterson warns against because he cautions against overcorrecting (my words) too far too the right as dictators have done many times before! Get this book and also Maps of Meaning for intellectual thought provoking information as well! 12 Rules is fantastic and really has changed my life by pulling me back to embrace what I am, what I need to be, and what I had forgotten due to society breaking down our previous societal norms. Great book! Buy one for yourself and one for all your family members, make and female alike!
The book was awake up call for me. I in joyed read about new ideas to follow and practice. Listening, being truthful, trying to understand other peoples problems above my own. But always standing up straight.
It taught me that being good doesn’t mean opening your house and let people take thing because they say they need help.
This book is out of the norm because it has such normal common ways of how to be decent.
Incredibly insightful, well written.
This is true of human experience. This is a masterpiece.
You will gain something from this I promise you.
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This book is a love-hate kind of read. You will love the parts that apply to you personally and protect your values. You may hate the rest.
On the surface, this book is compelling, and easy, in the moment, to agree with the author’s views. Unfortunately as the story unfolds, in trying to accommodate everyone, he ends up creating an argument of why the world should protect people that share his demographic profile and values.
While I appreciate his attempts to change my world-view, after spending a few weeks away, I now believe that the author was in a very dark state when he created this book. Yes, darkness must exist to give light meaning, but more darkness doesn’t necessarily create more light. Theorizing out of fear tends to appeal to those who wish to return to (or keep) the status quo, not those who want to change or overcome it.
Feel free to read, just be prepared to love and hate it, regardless of your current status.