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The audiobook edition of 12 Rules for Life, written and read by Jordan B. Peterson, asks what are the most valuable things that everyone should know?
Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics from the Bible to romantic relationships to mythology drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of unprecedented change and polarizing politics, his frank and refreshing message about the value of individual responsibility and ancient wisdom has resonated around the world.
In this audiobook, he provides twelve profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Happiness is a pointless goal, he shows us. Instead we must search for meaning, not for its own sake, but as a defence against the suffering that is intrinsic to our existence.
Drawing on vivid examples from his clinical practice and personal life, cutting edge psychology and philosophy, and lessons from humanity's oldest myths and stories, Peterson takes the reader on an intellectual journey like no other. Gripping, thought-provoking and deeply rewarding, 12 Rules for Life offers an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to our modern problems.
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An interesting take on our world and how to live in it. I particularly enjoyed how biblical myths get reinterpreted as behavioural archetypes, following Jung’s tradition.
Definitely worth buying
The reviews claiming misogyny are short sighted and misandrist at best the rules,stories and anecdotes can apply to both genders. This book is worth digesting to anyone looking for a guide to start improving there life and those around them
Highly thought provoking
Highly thought provoking. Not a book just published to reinforce popular ideas and trends, but, stunningly provocative ideas that shows we are all worth fighting for as long as we listen and have a little bit of humility.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is open enough to listen, consider and reflect. This is NOT a book for individuals who want a ‘quick’ read and aren’t open enough to reflect and truly delve deep into their own flaws and values.
The best thing I have read in a long time.