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12 Rules For Life

BY JORDAN B. PETERSON

12 Rules For Life: An Antidote To Chaos, is a self-help book written by Jordan Peterson. This book is an International bestseller and according to Sunday Times, 12 Rules For Life book is the most influential public intellectual in the western world right now.

A Canadian psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto Jordan Bernt Peterson has changed the modern comprehension of personality, and now he has become one of the most famous public philosophers. In an era of remarkable change and separating politics, his truthful and bracing message about the value of individual responsibility and ancestral wisdom has oscillated around the world.

This book is divided into 12 chapters, each title represents a specific rule for life as explained through an essay.

 1. “Stand up straight with your shoulders back”

 2. “Serve yourself like you are someone you are responsible for helping”

 3. “Make friends with people who want the best for you”

 4. “Compare yourself with who you were yesterday, not with who someone else is today”

 5. “Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them”

 6. “Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world”

 7. “Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)”

 8. “Tell the truth — or, at least, don’t lie”

 9. “Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t”

 10. “Be precise in your speech”

 11. “Do not bother children when they are skate-boarding”

 12. “Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street”

The book promotes the idea that people are born with the instinct for ethics and meaning and should take responsibility to search for meaning above their own concern. Such thinking is reflected both in present-day stories like Pinocchio, Harry Potter, The Lion King and in ancient stories.

12 Rules For Life demolish the modern mundane of science, faith, and human nature while transforming and exalt the mind and spirit of its listeners.

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