I mentioned a couple of days back that I've had a difficult time reading Jordan Peterson's latest book, 12 Rules for Life. That doesn't mean the book shouldn't be read, or that Jordan himself would know what he's talking about.
Let's make one thing clear: Jordan Peterson
is god is probably the single best thing that has has happened to the world since Kurt Vonnegut / IKEA / Ayn Rand / IKEA / organic butter / IKEA.
Yes, Jordan is better than the internet. I know this is somewhat conflicting since without internet I would have no idea Jordan existed. However, the negative sides of the interned decrease it's objective value to a level under Jordan. So.
I heard the other day that some people don't agree with Jordan's ideas about equality and responsibility and psychology in general. I have a hard time wrapping my head around what they're not getting. Since reading Atlas Shrugged for the first time, nothing has made me yell out loud "YES, EXACTLY!" like Jordan's speeches have.
What he's saying sound so right. Everything from mythology to the Bible to gender inequality to getting your shit together is so on point that I wonder where the world would have gone is he hadn't stood up and told the truth that's been fading into nothingness for the last howmany years. The way he encourages to face the consequences of your actions and take control of your life may sound uncomfortable for some people. But for me, it's a breath of fresh air that rings true to my core - because nothing in my life has ever been as liberating as taking full responsibility of my life and my actions. And I'm not exaggerating here. I mean this literally.
Maybe Jordan's ideas aren't your cup of tea. Maybe they are. One thing is sure, though: you either love him or hate him. There is no middle ground.