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    Default 12 rules for life - An antidote to chaos.

    I have just started reading Jordan Peterson's book, "12 rules for life - An antidote to chaos".

    In the book he presents 12 rules as follows.

    Rule 1 Stand up straight with your shoulders back

    Rule 2 Treat yourself like you would someone you are responsible for helping

    Rule 3 Make friends with people who want the best for you

    Rule 4 Compare yourself with who you were yesterday, not with who someone else is today

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

    Rule 6 Set your house in perfect order before you criticise the world

    Rule 7 Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)

    Rule 8 Tell the truth – or, at least, don’t lie

    Rule 9 Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t

    Rule 10 Be precise in your speech

    Rule 11 Do not bother children when they are skate-boarding

    Rule 12 Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Have anyone read or is currently reading the book?

    What do you think the twelve rules for life should be?

    Do you have any other thoughts about the book?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectre View Post
    I have just started reading Jordan Peterson's book, "12 rules for life - An antidote to chaos".

    In the book he presents 12 rules as follows.

    Rule 1 Stand up straight with your shoulders back

    Rule 2 Treat yourself like you would someone you are responsible for helping

    Rule 3 Make friends with people who want the best for you

    Rule 4 Compare yourself with who you were yesterday, not with who someone else is today

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

    Rule 6 Set your house in perfect order before you criticise the world

    Rule 7 Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)

    Rule 8 Tell the truth – or, at least, don’t lie

    Rule 9 Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t

    Rule 10 Be precise in your speech

    Rule 11 Do not bother children when they are skate-boarding

    Rule 12 Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Have anyone read or is currently reading the book?

    What do you think the twelve rules for life should be?

    Do you have any other thoughts about the book?
    Do that many people need a book explaining that they should be cleaning their room and stop jerking off ? Or doesn't it sound better when it comes with that high pitched voice/on the verge of tears? I have no idea but there is a part of me that's happy for once, the US isn't responsible for this guy.

    Jordan Peterson and people like him are the new wave of Salafist preachers that get all kinds of traction from young Muslims. Maybe people should give that some thoughts, seeing how things in the Middle East had turned out.
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    I read the book. I found parts of it really interesting and engaging and agreed very much with some of the ideas about child rearing. I think his voice is a good counterpoint to the only voices usually allowed in a university setting, although I don't always love his following of fans. I think he gets a bit lost in the weeds with the Biblical narratives etc. Kind of convoluted. There were enough parts I felt so so about that I didn't end up buying it to lend out, but overall, I enjoyed the book.
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    I've not read it, but it's on my list. I like some of his ideas. But like fid said, his fan boys disturb me a bit.

    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    Or doesn't it sound better when it comes with that high pitched voice/on the verge of tears.
    Isn't his voice just the worst?! I think he sounds 5x more Curtis Armstrong (Booger in Revenge Of the Nerds) than Curtis Armstrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z Buck McFate View Post

    Isn't his voice just the worst?! I think he sounds 5x more Curtis Armstrong (Booger in Revenge Of the Nerds) than Curtis Armstrong.
    It's bad but his attempts at badassery make it even worse. To be fair, Trump sounds like this sometimes too - both come off as ridiculous.
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    I don't think I've seen any attempts at badassery. And judging from the fan boys I've seen, there's probably quite a bit of Peterson that I'd find off putting. But I haven't hit that wall yet. The little I've read/heard I've found interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectre View Post
    What do you think the twelve rules for life should be?
    Rule 1 Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Rule 2 Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Rule 3 Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Rule 4 Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Rule 5 Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Rule 6 Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Rule 7 Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Rule 8 Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Rule 9 Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Rule 10 Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Rule 11 Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Rule 12 Sometimes a dog, too


    ...that one just caught my eye. When I've had an encounter with an animal during the day, I sleep better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectre View Post
    I have just started reading Jordan Peterson's book, "12 rules for life - An antidote to chaos".

    In the book he presents 12 rules as follows.

    Rule 1 Stand up straight with your shoulders back
    Rule 2 Treat yourself like you would someone you are responsible for helping
    Rule 3 Make friends with people who want the best for you
    Rule 4 Compare yourself with who you were yesterday, not with who someone else is today
    Rule 5 Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them
    Rule 6 Set your house in perfect order before you criticise the world
    Rule 7 Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)
    Rule 8 Tell the truth – or, at least, don’t lie
    Rule 9 Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t
    Rule 10 Be precise in your speech
    Rule 11 Do not bother children when they are skate-boarding
    Rule 12 Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Have anyone read or is currently reading the book?

    What do you think the twelve rules for life should be?

    ...
    I've never read, or heard of that book. But those rules remind me of my personal 13 rules to live by. They made me the man who I am today.

    Rule 1 Don't be afraid to slouch, relaxation is paramount!
    Rule 2 Don't treat yourself as if you're responsible for yourself, if you don't give yourself a break, who will?
    Rule 3 Make friends with people who want to take you down, they keep you sharp and on your toes.
    Rule 4 Compare yourself with with somebody you admired today, and then try to be like them.
    Rule 5 Let your children do things that makes you dislike them, they're their own people.
    Rule 6 You don't need to be perfect to give critical feedback to others.
    Rule 7 If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with.
    Rule 8 Tell the truth--I always do. I've never lied.
    Rule 9 Nod and smile when somebody's talking, it makes people think you are listening.
    Rule 10 Leave plenty of room for ambiguity in your speech so people can't hold you to anything.
    Rule 11 When children are skateboarding, join them on your razor scooter or wheelie shoes while blasting Avril Lavigne on your blue tooth speaker.
    Rule 12 Abduct a cat when you encounter one on the street.
    Rule 13 is Rule 34

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    I've never read, or heard of that book. But those rules remind me of my personal 13 rules to live by. They made me the man who I am today.

    Rule 1 Don't be afraid to slouch, relaxation is paramount!
    Rule 2 Don't treat yourself as if you're responsible for yourself, if you don't give yourself a break, who will?
    Rule 3 Make friends with people who want to take you down, they keep you sharp and on your toes.
    Rule 4 Compare yourself with with somebody you admired today, and then try to be like them.
    Rule 5 Let your children do things that makes you dislike them, they're their own people.
    Rule 6 You don't need to be perfect to give critical feedback to others.
    Rule 7 If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with.
    Rule 8 Tell the truth--I always do. I've never lied.
    Rule 9 Nod and smile when somebody's talking, it makes people think you are listening.
    Rule 10 Leave plenty of room for ambiguity in your speech so people can't hold you to anything.
    Rule 11 When children are skateboarding, join them on your razor scooter or wheelie shoes while blasting Avril Lavigne on your blue tooth speaker.
    Rule 12 Abduct a cat when you encounter one on the street.
    Rule 13 is Rule 34
    Chaotic Good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z Buck McFate View Post
    I don't think I've seen any attempts at badassery. And judging from the fan boys I've seen, there's probably quite a bit of Peterson that I'd find off putting. But I haven't hit that wall yet. The little I've read/heard I've found interesting.
    I'll get you started. Play the Twitter vid at the top.

    Jordan Peterson: Feminists Support Muslims Because of Desire for "Brutal Male Domination" | ResetEra

    His badassery consists of punctuating some things with - you better listen boyo! or got that?! This simply doesn't work coming out of that mouth. The only thing I have ever agreed with that he's said is that the alt-right media has an incoherent approach.




    Milo and those other chuds built the audiences of directionless neckbeards - Jordan Peterson just walked in that took over because he has a veneer of professionalism and they bought it. In the end the alt-right shits on the most marginalized members of society. Just like they are but they actually think they rose above it and you have to have someone to shit on, right. They are so desperate to prove that they're right - they grab on to anything to reinforced their fetish with "logic" and "reason". Now they have an actual "professor" to be the voice of the alt-right. And that voice is Kermit, not Pepe.
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