There are Novels reading which will make one feel like having a conversation with the author itself. Mr. Jordan Peterson is one such capable author who does, and the book “Beyond Order:12 More Rules for Life” is full of honest helpful ideologies that might impact many positively. Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, an eminent public thinker, and clinical psychologist offer a cure to our lives, by applying timeless principles to contemporary anxieties in his book “12 Rules for life”.
The rules are:
Rule 1: With your shoulders back, stand up straight.
Peterson frankly explains how difficult life may be, and he advises that we stand tall and accept responsibility for establishing a productive and meaningful reality, regardless of the intensity of the obstacles we confront. Keep our eyes open and be prepared to make sacrifices.
Rule 2: Nurture yourself as you would someone else.
We tend to look after our pets better than ourselves. When a pet becomes ill, we carefully follow the instructions for treatment. When we’re unwell, though, we forget to fill or take our medicines.
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Rule 3: Surround yourself with individuals who care about your well-being.
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We become averages of the people with whom we spend the most time. We might end up committing crimes or even committing suicide if we are in the wrong company. So, why do we surround ourselves with individuals that bring us down?
Rule 4: Rather than playing others’ games, improve yours
You always can find someone better than you in a crowded world, whether in terms of appearance, income, position, or relations. You might feel terribly inadequate to others regardless of your accomplishments. So, focus on your life and everything about it and don’t compare it.
Rule 5: Educate your kids to follow the rules of society.
Children are not born with social-cultural abilities; they must be taught how society maneuvers. In the long term, parents who do not set firm limits for their young children injure them.
Rule 6: Before criticizing others, get your own home in order.
In life, setbacks and pain are unavoidable. Denial, powerlessness, wrath, and even acts of revenge are some of the reactions (e.g., genocide). Others, on the other hand, are positively altered by adversity; they accept what has happened and commit to making a good impact. Which personality type are you?
Rule 7: Prioritize a greater goal over immediate enjoyment.
We can use pain as an excuse to live haphazardly in the instant, or we can do things purposefully to alleviate it.
Rule 8: Discover and live your particular truth.
We are all guilty of deceiving ourselves and others. Learn why we lie, how we become locked in a “life-lie,” and what it takes to discover and live your unique truth.
Rule 9: Develop your listening skills.
People require a sympathetic ear. You may learn while assisting others in solving challenges if you are a good listener. In this chapter, descriptions of ways of being a great listener, and getting the most out of talks are there.
Rule 10: To make your challenge manageable, define it explicitly.
We avoid delving closely at an issue in the hopes that it will go away on its own, but this only leads to a catastrophic failure as questions and uncertainties grow. Learn why and how to utilize specificity to bring order to a chaotic situation.
Rule 11: Accept that there is inequity.
Some postmodernists say that gender is only a social construct or a weapon used by males to subjugate women, and hierarchies are built by the wealthy to exploit the poor. Peterson dissents. Learn why this is the case and how to look at inequality in a new light–read.
Rule 12: Take time to appreciate what you have.
Suffering is unavoidable, and some people appear to experience it worse than others. Peterson’s own daughter had a unique form of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and was in excruciating agony for years.
The text swirls like mist with tales on Abstract ethical ideas, psychology, mythology, religion, and personal experience giving life hectoring guidance. His writing style, as a self-help book, is more facts oriented than emotional. He frequently uses biblical, Greek mythology and political jargons to illustrate arguments. It has cultish overtones.
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His bravery in sharing personal experiences in such a straightforward manner commands admiration.
For educated young people, his simple writing is a fresh breath of air. He meets people where they are—at power hierarchical bottom, depressed, confused, and resentful. He conveys empathy and understanding, yet he does not provide simple answers or make false promises.
He lays forth specific procedures for people to alter their life and reach their vision of heaven on Earth. His suggestion isn’t brand-new, though.
Peterson’s writing is often unclear, convoluted, and culpable of tautology—repetition at a deeper level—contrary to his own counsel to be clear and exact in voice and thinking.
In our confusing, complicated life, these 12 rules can add a positive meaning in a practical way. It is a great contribution to researchers and psychiatrists too.