Brett Dwyer writes:
I had not heard of Jordan Peterson when I read this book in mid-2020. Whilst I couldn’t follow all of his writing, I was astonished at the intelligence of what I did understand. I guess much of the material, at a surface level, could be considered “common sense” (although we all know that such a thing doesn’t really exist), but it’s Peterson’s deep analysis that I find fascinating.
Peterson, a clinical psychologist, outlines 12 different rules that are intended to help deal with facing chaos or uncertainty. Ones that I found particularly interesting were “Treat yourself like you are someone you are responsible for helping”, “Do not let your children do anything that make you dislike them”, “Assume that the person you are listing to might know something you don’t” and “Do not bother children when they are skateboarding”.
I’ve since consumed hours of Peterson’s lectures, interviews and podcasts and read his more recent book. I think he has a lot to offer.