12 Rules for Life
By Jordan B. Peterson
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER
#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.
Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.
What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.
Great teacher5By xTEBOxGreat psychologist and thinker.
Invaluable5By Irockman1Some 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.
Common sense in an uncommon time.5By NolnacsWestern 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.
Jungian Noncommittal generic life advice1By RagAndBoneMan3Peppered with horrifically vague writing and cowardly sexism. Perfect for your one book a lifetime “intellectuals”.
AMAZING5By MeanllamaI 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!!
Defies the globalist progressive nutless man view5By Knarf WDr. 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!
Thanks5By Par 5The 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.
Phenomenal5By Kire SnewoThis book is out of the norm because it has such normal common ways of how to be decent.
Very good stuff5By kuchingaIncredibly insightful, well written.