12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson (PDF - Online Reading - Download - Summary - Review)

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is a 2018 self-help book by Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson. He provides life advice through essays on abstract ethical principles, psychology, mythology, religion, and personal anecdotes.
The book topped the best-seller lists in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, and has sold more than five million copies worldwide. Peterson went on a world tour to promote the book and received a lot of attention after an interview with Channel 4 News. The book is written in a more accessible style than his previous academic book, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief (1999).


With humor, surprise, and insight, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what a terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet with one on the street.
What does the humble lobster's nervous system have to tell us about standing up straight (with shoulders back) and success in life? Why did the ancient Egyptians worship the ability to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What terrible paths do people take when they become resentful, arrogant, and vindictive? Dr. Peterson travels widely, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 insightful, practical rules for life. 12 Rules for Life breaks with the modern platitudes of science, faith, and human nature while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its listeners.


What does everyone need to know in the modern world? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult question uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient lore with the startling revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

About The Author

Jordan B. Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist, self-help writer, cultural critic, and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. His main areas of study are abnormal, social, and personality psychology, with a special interest in the psychology of religious and ideological beliefs, and the evaluation and improvement of personality and performance.

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