12 Rules for Life What Are the Rules

“Start doing what you know is wrong.” – Jordan Peterson. When our circumstances become chaotic, or when life does not go as planned, “the terrible inadequacy of our senses is revealed. Everything that is dear to us crumbles into dust. We freeze. We turn to the stone. Jordan doesn`t stop there. Highlighting our capacity for self-hatred is not practical life advice. He goes on to explain how we can overcome our personal pain by taking on an external responsibility. You should choose people who want things to get better, not worse. It`s a good thing, not a selfish thing, to choose people who are good for you. It is appropriate and commendable to connect with people whose lives would be improved if they saw your life improve. What makes sense only works for now.

It is immediate, impulsive and limited. On the other hand, it is logical to organize what would otherwise be appropriate only in a symphony of being. The world of experience also has primordial components. These are the necessary elements whose interactions define drama and fiction. One of them is chaos. Another is order. The third (since there are three) is the process that mediates between the two, which seems to be identical to what modern people call consciousness. It is our eternal submission to the first two that makes us doubt the validity of existence – which makes us desperately raise our hands and not take care of ourselves. It is the correct understanding of the third party that gives us the only real way out. Order and chaos are the yang and yin of the famous Taoist symbol: two snakes, head to tail. The order is the male white snake; Chaos, its black and female counterpart.

The black dot in the white – and the white in the black – indicates the possibility of transformation: just when things seem certain, the unknown can seem unexpected and big. Conversely, especially when all seems lost, a new order can emerge from disaster and chaos. For Taoists, the meaning lies in the boundary between the always complex couple. Walking on this border means staying on the path of life, the divine way. And that`s much better than luck. Ron Dart, in a review for The Ormsby Review, saw the book as “an attempt to articulate a more meaningful order for freedom as an antidote to the unpredictable. Chaos of our time”, but although “necessary” with exemplary advice for men and women, it is “hardly a sufficient text for the more difficult questions that afflict us in our too human journey and that must be read as such”. [92] [93] In a review for the Financial Times, Julian Baggini wrote: “In headline form, most of its rules are simply timeless common sense.

The problem is that when Peterson fills them, they carry more stuffed animals than meat. [94] Have you cleansed your life? If the answer is no, here`s something to try: Start doing what you know is wrong. Start quitting smoking today. Don`t waste time wondering how you know what you`re doing is wrong if you`re sure it is. Everyone needs a concrete and specific goal – an ambition and a goal – to limit the chaos and give their lives an understandable meaning. But all of these concrete goals can and should be subordinated to what could be considered a meta-goal, which is a way of approaching and formulating goals yourself. The meta-goal could be “life in truth.” This means: “Act diligently towards a well-articulated, defined and temporary goal. Clarify your criteria for failure and success in a timely and clear manner, at least for yourself (and even better if others can understand what you are doing and evaluate it with you).

By doing this, however, allow the world and your spirit to unfold as they will while you live and articulate the truth. It is both a pragmatic ambition and the most courageous of all religions. I have drawn my basic moral conclusions. Aim up. Pay attention. Fix what you can fix. Don`t be arrogant to your knowledge. Aspire to humility, for totalitarian pride manifests itself in intolerance, oppression, torture and death. Become aware of your own inadequacy – your cowardice, wickedness, resentment and hatred. Consider the murderous lust of your own mind before you dare to blame others and before you try to repair the fabric of the world.

Maybe it`s not the world that`s to blame. Maybe it`s you. They failed to distinguish themselves. You missed the boat. You have not attained the glory of God. You have sinned. And all this is your contribution to the insufficiency and evil of the world. And most importantly, don`t lie. Lying about nothing, ever. Lies lead to Hell.It are the big and small lies of the Nazi and Communist states that caused the deaths of millions of people. “Under the production of rules that prevent skaters from doing highly skilled, courageous and dangerous things, I see the effect of an insidious and deeply misanthropic mind.” – Jordan Peterson Everyone may not understand a priori what is good, but certainly not what is not good.

And if there is something that is not good, then there is something that is good. If the worst sin is the torment of others, just for the sake of created suffering, then good is what is diametrically opposed to it. The good thing is what prevents such things from happening. When things fall apart, what has been ignored rushes in. When things are no longer specified exactly, the walls collapse and chaos makes its presence known. When we`ve been negligent and let things slide, what we`ve refused to collect accumulates, takes on a serpentine form, and strikes – often at the worst possible time. Then we see what the focused intent, precision and attentive attention protect us from. Therefore, if the world you see is not the world you want, it`s time to review your values. It`s time to get rid of your current premises. It`s time to let go. It may even be time to sacrifice what you love most in order to become who you could become instead of staying who you are. 7 Strive to find what makes sense, not what is expedient, life suffers.

The book of Genesis tells us this. There is no easy way around it. So stop looking for shortcuts and start reading Nietzsche. This ad is famous for a reason. It summarizes human sexual psychology in seven simple panels. The young man who is too weak is embarrassed and self-confident, as he should be. What is the point of that? He is beaten by other men and, worse, by desirable women. Instead of drowning in resentment and going into his basement to play video games in his underwear covered in Cheetos dust, he presents himself with what Alfred Adler, Freud`s most practical colleague, called a “compensatory fantasy.” The purpose of such a fantasy is not so much the fulfillment of wishes, but the illumination of a real way forward.