Beyond Order

Beyond Order

12 More Rules for Life

Book - 2021
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"The highly anticipated sequel to the global bestseller 12 Rules for Life. In 12 Rules for Life, acclaimed public thinker and clinical psychologist Jordan B. Peterson offered an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to modern anxieties. His insights have helped millions of readers and resonated powerfully around the world. Now in his long-awaited sequel, Peterson goes further, showing that part of life's meaning comes from reaching out into the domain beyond what we know, and adapting to an ever-transforming world. While an excess of chaos threatens us with uncertainty, an excess of order leads to a lack of curiosity and creative vitality. Beyond Order therefore calls on us to balance the two fundamental principles of reality--order and chaos--and reveals the profound meaning that can be found on the path that divides them. In times of instability and suffering, Peterson reminds us that there are sources of strength on which we can all draw: insights borrowed from psychology, philosophy, and humanity's greatest myths and stories. Drawing on the hard-won truths of ancient wisdom, as well as deeply personal lessons from his own life and clinical practice, Peterson offers twelve new principles to guide readers towards a more courageous, truthful, and meaningful life"--
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, ©2021.
ISBN: 9780735278332
Characteristics: xxviii, 402 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm.

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jhs528
May 12, 2021

For some reason I expected a book about the "political correctness" fad but instead found a long and tedious "Chicken Soup for the Soul" type drivel.

note that fans of the epic destroyer of liberals tagged a comment pointing out hard facts about petersons life that contradict the preachy message of his books, despite seeing themselves as true bearers of free speech. that tells you all you need to know about this profound and amazing book

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naturalist
May 05, 2021

Stay tuned for the sequel to the sequel:
"Still More Rules for Life"
(that I thought up so I could sell more books)
Rules for independent thinkers to follow.

I think that in this case, the point that Peterson himself screwed up his own life and did foolish things is a good one. This is because he's telling you how to avoid doing the same things, when it's clear he doesn't really know what he's talking about. Otherwise, why didn't he use his own advice to get a better result? Physician, heal thyself! 🤨

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green_horse_862
May 03, 2021

It is true that His life is messed up, he did get addicted to drugs, but he has good things to say.
If people who are like Peterson and say thing that a morally and fundamentally true then I will take it.
And those people how taged the comment that was craping on Peterson need to take it back, reread what he wrote he makes a good point IF WE SUPPORT FREEDOM OF SPEECH THEN WHY DID WE TAG IT?

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forcabarca10
Apr 04, 2021

A worthy follow-up, very enjoyable read from start to finish.

These two rules really stood out to me:
IV Notice that opportunity lurks where responsibility has been abdicated
IX If old memories still upset you, write them down carefully and completely

"Gratitude is therefore the process of consciously and courageously attempting thankfulness in the face of the catastrophe of life."
Something to constantly remind myself during these difficult covid times.

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SupermanE1985
Mar 17, 2021

While I don't agree with absolutely everything in the book, Dr. Peterson is a very impressive intellectual and logically deconstructs numerous and various destructive forces on our lives and society. You would be hard pressed to read this book and not come out a better and more productive person.

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ajp78232
Mar 15, 2021

The first person to comment on this book has opened my eyes to new ways of considering my reading list.
Virgil wrote the Aeneid for a tyrant and as propaganda.
We know almost nothing of William Shakespeare! What awful things was he hiding?
Socrates killed himself!
Herodotus was accused of being a terrible liar...or maybe a great liar since we still read his lies.
Hippocrates and his awful Oath! We tossed most of that out!
Ptolemy got the cosmos all wrong.
Descartes comment on being is discrimination against people who don't think that much (new meaning to being "only half there"?).
Pascal made bets and betting is wrong.
Hamilton should have stuck to writing music and left evil government alone.
Tolstoy wasn't all that nice to his wife.
Dickens left his wife and kids.
Freud had great comic timing ("Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.").
R.A. Heinlein liked to run around naked with other naked people.
Isaac Asimov said the brain excretes thoughts like the liver excretes bile ( to add insult to injury, the gall bladder excretes bile, not the liver).
And of course the awful, terrible, tight shoed, small hearted, slinking slunk of a skunk, puzzling putz... Dr. Seuss....ooouuuh, I shiver!

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Janice21383
Feb 20, 2021
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