12 Rules for LifeJordan B. Peterson

12 Rules for Life

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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.

12 Rules for Life (Jordan B. Peterson) Book Reviews

Some good ideas, mostly fluffWas okay. Expected more..Score: 3/5

Must ReadI learned valuable lessons upon reading this book that definitely changed the way I live my life today. I recommend this book by Dr. Jordan Peterson to anyone who strives to turn chaos into order in their own lives..Score: 5/5

Influential!This book gives you an alternative perspective, a plan and hope. I enjoyed this book for many reasons, all of which gave me hope and a new ideology. If you enjoy personal development and growth within yourself and your relationships this book can certainly offer someone new. Jordan said it best it best in his book “listen ( or read in this case ) as if the other person knows something you don’t, because chances are they do know something you don’t “. I hope everyone enjoys this book as much as I did..Score: 5/5

Incredible Book!An incredible book that can be applied no matter who you are and where you are. Dr. Peterson is blunt and to the point; he doesn’t beat around the bush. This book broke down many toxic ideologies I had and helped me establish better ones. A must read if you’re open and willing to grow..Score: 5/5

Perfect book for self reflection.This book was a truly amazing read. 12 simple, yet very profound rules for understanding how to better one’s self. I highly recommend..Score: 5/5

Good readIt's helping me get started on actually taking stock of what's going on with me and working towards being better..Score: 5/5

Really great!My life has been kind of falling apart with COVID going around so I decided to pick up this book to get some guidance. I’ve been applying the rules as I read and I feel in control again! If anything, get the audiobook for free on audible and listen to the man talk. His voice is something special! 😂.Score: 5/5

A Familiar FaceThere aren’t even enough words to express the beneficial factors this book illustrates. I will be reading this book to the day i die for it gives no excuses when i fall back on negative outlooks, their is always a way out and for better reason. It takes a lot to know this knowledge and not be better, for not being better would insight a neglect of consciousness. Reading this a second time will only solidify and expand the understanding of its material. The thrill of its revealing ability to concepts of common relatability is unmatched. I will be chewing on this for a very long time..Score: 5/5

BrilliantGreat rules to live by. Brilliant author!.Score: 5/5

PleaseIf I had to read one (1) more time about how many “views” and “upvotes” and YouTube “views” you have acquired, I’m going to go feral..Score: 1/5

Say what?!?This book rambles on and on with no cohesive thought. I could not make it past 2nd chapter. So disappointed.Score: 1/5

Other books deserve your timeAs a counselor, a lot of the concepts that he teaches in this book are old news. I found myself bored listening to him explain concepts ad nauseam. The amount of Christianity in the book is annoying, as it is used as the basis for many of his concepts. I couldn’t connect to this. I grew resentful as the book went on, wondering why I invested so much time into a lackluster book. I don’t need to be reminded how much suffering is in the world over and over again. Would not recommend..Score: 1/5

Must readLoved it.Score: 5/5

Good readJordan Peterson is a conservative intellectual- his voice and perspective must be heard. Not a conservative myself- I found the book interesting. The book is essentially advice for life to young people; something much deeper than what your High School teacher told you but with a conservative twist. Of course, as a conservative he seeks to establish rules and structures for people to follow- that makes sense from the conservative point of view. Some of his ideas seem little outdated/strange to me- chaos being feminine and order and culture masculine..Score: 4/5

Touching, Relatable and Useful.Fantastic! I loved this book from cover to cover. Mr. Peterson’s vast knowledge of Psychology and Philosophy can assist you in piecing together the broken parts of your life, even ones you didn’t know where broken. Definitely Recommend..Score: 5/5

Steven J NievesThis book has changed my entire perspective on life and has helped me through a truly difficult time. I would like to thank Dr Peterson for his words of wisdom..Score: 5/5

AlrightThere were a lot of religious references, which I do not care for, otherwise, this book was hard for me, but I enjoyed the struggle with it..Score: 3/5

Mature Enough to FilterI really enjoyed this book and all of its factually based theories on behavior, however I found myself struggling and page flipping past most of the heavy biblical references mid-way into the book. I am not religious myself but I’m capable of listening and appreciating the words of those who are; it just became a little too saturated for my attention. If you’re open minded and mature enough to filter the biblical aspects then this is a wonderful read..Score: 4/5

Great storyteller, speaker, and thinker!This book was an amazing opportunity to look into the mind and work of Dr. Peterson who has been consulted by many organizations worldwide, as well as a profound clinical psychologist from what I’ve seen/been told. This book helps the reader to use ancient stories told, and shifts your perspective on those stories to point out the moral or the physiological impacts that may have been embed in the media and otherwise overlooked..Score: 5/5

WowI'm at a loss of words to describe the awesomeness of this book. Extremely deep and complicated ideas throughout yet Jordan Peterson (the author) explains them in a graceful and simple manner. Not a book for the faint of heart or those inflexible to change. Thank you Jordan for sharing your reflections and rules through your book the world is closer to Heaven thanks to it..Score: 5/5

2022.Great book, learned a lot about my OWN life that I didn’t know was In the “fog”.Score: 5/5

An Original ThinkerA masterpiece from someone who sees so much through a very different lens..Score: 5/5

Keep this for your collectionsI know I am keeping this for as long as possible. As a father I look for guidance to help with my children’s development. This brings to light what to focus on..Score: 5/5

Best book everThis book summed up the last 6 books i read so i know its GOD. If you read this book you will love it . It brought me into GOD the real way . I already knew GOD but not like this . Chest out shoulders back be honest, aim n fire.Score: 5/5

AaLove everything about it.Score: 5/5

Every young adult should readWow! This is such a great book. The basic truths covered and explained in this book are basic to life. It really is “things you know, but didn’t know you knew”. I would love to have had an opportunity to read this 30 years ago..Score: 5/5

Fascinating!I love the insights! It’s content is new compared to all other reads I’ve had, so it takes some effort to fully absorb it but totally worth it. Thank you J !.Score: 5/5

Pedantic meanderings of a narcissistBabble, babble, babble…look how smart I think I am…babble, babble, babble.Score: 2/5

Great InsightTeaching of a perspective that is very helpful..Score: 5/5

Truly enlightening.I have not read many self help books but so far this one has truly resonated with me. It has changed my state of mind and how I move through my life. I do not agree with everything Jordan Peterson says but there is no doubting his knowledge and expertise in psychology and philosophy. Thank you for putting so much effort into this book..Score: 4/5

Read itIt’s worth the time and effort. So darn interesting. At times it was a little heady for this mere mortal, but push on because it all becomes clear by the time the chapter is done: The author is amazingly honest and he offers such good advice. He doesn’t try to please everyone; he speaks his truth with passion gleamed from hard experience. No matter if you agree or disagree with him, his points of view, and the instructions for a better more meaningful life, can’t/shouldn’t be ignored. Read it..Score: 5/5

Read.Loved It.Score: 5/5

Awake youfself with this book.I greatly want to congratulate Mr. Peterson for his amazing work. This book just gave me a deeper insight of meaning in life. If you can read this, thank you Jordan Peterson. It was worth it..Score: 5/5

WowAmazing stuff. He packs so much into each line, paragraph and chapter..Score: 5/5

Very well written.Great read!!.Score: 5/5

Life!I thought it was very and DEEP!.Score: 4/5

WowI strongly Recommend this book, specially for people who need some light in their lives. It’s unbelievable how much wisdom in this book..Score: 5/5

Thanks dr petersonExcellent book. This improved my life!.Score: 5/5

Thoughtprovoking and Truth-RevealingThis is a thoughtprovoking and truth-revealing read. Dr. Peterson is able to formulate thoughts in a manner that makes them understandable and digestable, while not letting you off easy either. Some of the things talked about are those things you already know, consciously or subcosciously, and finally are able to read them and make sense of them, as he himself acknowledges at the end: “I hope [this book] revealed things you knew that you did not know you knew.” I had multiple occations reading 12 Rules For Life where I had to laugh to myself at the brilliance of Peterson’s ability to communicate thougthts and concepts I had previously tried to make sense of myself, and now finally read them, black on white, as clear as day. This book introduced me to new things as well. One of those is the Russian novelist and thinker Dostoevsky, as well as others, who Peterson discusses at some length, and with profound admiration. I will pick up my first Dostoevsky because of Peterson and this very book. Thank You for encouraging me to seek truth, to not lie, to stand strongly and take responsibilty for my life. Thank You also for inspiring me to read more..Score: 5/5

Amazing, Factual, and EntertainingJust read it. And read it again..Score: 5/5

12 Rules for LifeLots of great thought provoking ways to navigate important aspects of your life, and how to help others in your life do the same for theirs’..Score: 4/5

Very insightfulI completely loved this book helped me throughout tough times.Score: 5/5

Just GreatHelp and inspiration oozes from this book. Thank you Dr Peterson.Score: 5/5

Excellent bookVery well written. Love the main message of the book: fixing oneself first rather than blaming everyone else!.Score: 5/5

Thank you Dr PetersonLife Changing no matter who you are..Score: 5/5

Such an excellent book.So much great take always from Mr. Peterson..Score: 5/5

JBPChanged my life. Thank you Dr. Peterson!.Score: 5/5

Emotional and InsightfulJordan B. Peterson lays down the law and explains with clarity and tact why these rules can help just about anybody become a healthier, happier human being..Score: 5/5

IncredibleMost substantive book I’ve read on the subject... check out the audio version if you can... his tone of voice throughout carries a whole different level of meaning(s)... if you’ve listened, you know what I mean....Score: 5/5

Perspective ChangingAmazing book. Truly changed my perspective on life and got me out of some not-so-good habits..Score: 5/5

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Highly recommend this book!This is one of the best book I have ever read! It’s for sure a life change lesson!.Score: 5/5

Read it, and heed it.Logical, simply explained and easy to absorb. Highly recommended..Score: 5/5

Light and DeepIf you’ve watched a bunch of Dr. Jordan Peterson’s YouTube videos, then you can read this book and here his voice in your head..Score: 5/5

12 Rules for Life - Dr. Jordan PetersonGreat book!.Score: 5/5

Profoundly inspirationalI have never, in my life, read a book so enlightening and inspirational as this book. Jordan Peterson, in my non-professional opinion, is truly one the greatest philosophers of our day. I his words spread and are never forgotten.Score: 5/5

Thank youVery well written and widely sourced. Loved the distilled wisdom of decades as a therapist, parent and academic. Peterson is simultaneously compassionate and challenging; both gentle like Socrates and blunt like John Calvin; authentically humble and academically informed. His deep respect for the spiritual treasures of the Bible bring out the value in a resource many have spurned or thought irrelevant, though I wished for more reliance on the atoning grace of Jesus. At times the book feels like trying to wrap arms around the world (biting off more than can be chewed), which may be on par for a psychology prof turned philosopher. But a seminal epic nevertheless. The parenting chapter alone was worth the price to this middle aged father of three. Thank you!.Score: 5/5

Philosophy FatherDr. Peterson offers fatherly advice and guidance, with wisdom and love..Score: 5/5

Sharpen your toolsOpens your eyes and gives order and structure in your life. I reccommend reading this book several times over a long period. There are many things he speaks of for you to experience and undestand. It took me time to grasp so many things. Ive been learning to accept myseld and take care of myself more depsite my past and present. This book teaches you how to sharpen your tools and face any inner and outerdemon. It doesnt matter what you have been through, you can help yourself if you are willing to do the work..Score: 5/5

Extremely Well Written, Helpful and Meaningful! An Absolute Treasure!I am extremely grateful to Dr. Peterson for writing this book, to help guide and provide a framework those in need of it. This book, with is helpful advise on getting oneself “unstuck” from a crippling mindset, is a treasure to read and own - I look forward to using it as a guide to help me move forward in my life. A worthwhile book to own, that holds a treasured spot on my bookshelf and in me. I’m looking forward to Dr. Peterson’s next book. And I am not surprised at how well this book is doing, nor am I surprised at how successfully he has sold out his book tour. I hope Dr. Peterson keeps up the momentum of helping others help themselves! Thank you Dr. Peterson!.Score: 5/5

Brilliant!A lot of gold nuggets are in all the stories he tells that circle back to the main Rule. Brilliant book..Score: 5/5

IncredibleHelped change my life and the life of those I’ve shared it with. Thank you deeply..Score: 5/5

AmazingGet your life in order.Score: 5/5

Awfully verbose and deceivingI watch JP’s debate with Cathy Newman. I was convinced JP has a profound mind. And it led me to this book, nothing but a scam. I stopped at chapter 3. The chapter 2 spent 2 pages introducing an intriguing phenomenon. After that he spent the rest 20 pages discussing freaking bible. The book is a religious talk disguised in a self-helping format..Score: 1/5

RedundantNot worth the hype... but then again, 50 Shades of Grey also happened..Score: 2/5

Interesting readNot as tough to read as some lead you to believe. Great book with lots of wisdom.Score: 4/5

Thoughtful and important!This is a brilliant book of ideas and guidance. It will make you think, and it will help you to understand. Self-awareness is a wonderful thing - perhaps for some, a little scary, too. Dr. Peterson's explanations are accessible and well written. You will see that this man cares about the human spirit and the human condition..Score: 5/5

:)Absolutely Brilliant!.Score: 5/5

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Book Name:
12 Rules For Life
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Books, Health, Mind & Body, Self-Improvement, Nonfiction
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