World famous psychologist, Jordan Peterson has risen to fame in the self help space inspiring many to live better lives. Peterson believes in 12 simple rules of life that will reduce suffering help live your best life. The rules range from proper posture to higher purpose, not instant gratification.
A few key rules that Peterson believes in are:
- Clean your own doorstep before looking to your neighbors
- Treat yourself like the child you are responsible for
- Aim to do what is meaningful, not easy
Peterson's rule are very applicable and simple. When reading these books it is key to take notes and think back to your day to day life. Professional and social are both applicable to these rules whether it is taking ownership of a new work project and not blaming others for the ongoing struggles or staying disciplined with household chores.
Key takeaway: Structure in our lives is good and provides humans to live a free and full life. Whether these rules govern social or professional rules they are a must to find meaning.
Quote of the book: “So, attend carefully to your posture. Quit drooping and hunching around. Speak your mind. Put your desires forward, as if you had a right to them—at least the same right as others. Walk tall and gaze forthrightly ahead. Dare to be dangerous. Encourage the serotonin to flow plentifully through the neural pathways desperate for its calming influence.”
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