How to decorate on the dark side
March 25, 2017
May 18, 2018
I was listening to Chris Evan’s Radio 2 breakfast show the other day, idly humming along, making toast, when Evan introduced the Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan B Peterson. Let’s just say, he has a very laconic delivery which is quite compelling, and I found his perspectives on life absolutely fascinating. So much so that afterwards I did a little more research into the book he’d just written, and was ostensibly promoting on the show. It’s called ’12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos’.
Only 12 rules, I thought?! Well, finally, someone has made the business of surviving in this messy world easy. One rile to master a month, great, sign me up! Of course you want to know immediately what they are, don’t you. And what’s clever is, Peterson gives them away, and I’ve listed them below, however it’s only in the book that you get the essays behind the one liners — the insight and the clarification. I think it’s worth a peruse. And in the video link I’ve included at the bottom of this post, you can hear him explain how it all came to be, as well as hear an extract from the chapter explaining rule three… I’d welcome your thoughts!
What are the most valuable things people should know? His answer to that question on Quora, a interesting website for asking, and getting answers on many of life’s dilemmas, and the response to his reply ultimately inspired the writing of the 12 Rules.
An additional podcast that Chris Evan’s recorded with Jordan B Peterson after his show.
And you can buy the book here.
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