I have not bought many “self help” books before — actually, I probably never did. However I bought Jordan B. Peterson’s book “Twelve Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos”. I think that it is a great read.
Dr. Peterson is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Many people are already familiar with his work, his website and his YouTube channel. He has his fans and he has his detractors. Dr. Peterson has been unfairly maligned in the mainstream media. Although he considers himself a liberal, he is detested by radical college leftists, and the “SJWs”. Which is a good reason to like him right there! My purpose here is not to discuss his controversies however.
The book is divided into twelve main chapters, each based on a simple phrase, such as “Chapter 1: Stand up straight with your shoulders back”. Professor Peterson’s readers often report how his book contains “things that they already knew, but could not put into words before.” I think that I can attest for that. I do not always follow his reasoning on some issues, but do I admire him for his manner of communication. It should be noted that he treats fellow academics much more fairly than other academics treat him.
Professor Peterson has hours of lecture material available on YouTube. There is a lot to watch, and a lot to choose from. I wanted to share with you today — my favorite chapter from his bestselling TRFL book. Professor Peterson himself reads the chapter: “Rule 6: Put your own house in perfect order before you criticize the world.”
I hope that you can listen and take it to heart. If you like this chapter, let me know. Maybe I will send you a copy of the book for Christmas … and some fudge too.