Jordan Peterson – 12 Rules For Life – How To Find An Antidote For Chaos

Jordan B. Peterson is an Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto.

His book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, provides practical principles for how to live a meaningful life: from setting your house in order before criticising others, to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

The NY Times recently called him “The most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now.”

00:00 Trailer.
04:02 Brian’s thoughts about the episode.
06:48 Brian’s introduction.
07:26 A two-hour conversation on stage at the London 02 Arena is part of the modern technological revolution.
13:20 Jordan debated religion with atheist Sam Harris: He considers atheism as a non-motivating ethos.
16:14 In the fundamental Bible stories, there is an astounding depth of meaning.
21;30 Gordon denounces a feminist argument, as he describes a symbolic pattern of fathers across time.
26:16 Why he thinks the West has gone too far in its level of self-critique.
29:29 The evolution as well as reasons for hierarchies in the world and their effect.
33:38 Warning the Left when they go too far in claims of the unjust consequence of the hierarchies.
34:14 For Jordan, the 2016 Canadian C16 Bill is an example of the Left going too far.
40:01 Meteoric rise to fame of Jordan, from fighting C16 to recently writing the best-selling book in the whole world.
47:00 Jordan’s opinion as to why he is so vilified and misrepresented.
50:37 Why mainstream media interviews are the most stressful thing he has to do.
53:34 Why the chapter “Why do meaningful things” in “12 Rules For Life” is so essential to the way we live.
1:00:25 Realizing the capability for malevolence in all of us.
1:04:09 With so many looking to him for the lessons in the book, does he feel like a preacher?
1:09:02 Jordan is very cautious about the use of psychedelics.
1:13:10 Where does Jordan think he will be in 5 years. Can he keep up with his current pace of life?
1:16:55 What Jordan Peterson does in his spare time.
1:18:02 What scares him.
1:20:44 What keeps him awake at night.
1:21:50 The power of interest in the long-form content.
1:22:54 Success Secrets.
1:23:46 Advice to the 20-year old people who are watching this video and wondering what to do with their life.
1:25:36 Brian is summing up.

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He seems some issues and i love people who think of things. But he is into bible stories so on to much.


I think his use of god is based on a psychological construct as found in Jungian psychology. I lifted this from Wikipedia, ” According to Jungian training analyst Murray Stein, Jung related theological and psychological constructs using three tenets: [3] Theological elements (such as God) can be interpreted to refer to psychological concepts. Psychologists can evaluate the adequacy of theological constructs against the dynamics of the psyche. Words about the psyche are also words about God, due to the correspondence between subjectivity and objectivity”. The use of bible stories are relatable to most of his audience, and they act as… Read more »


Wow … this is another totally amazing and engaging interview Brian … and Jordan Peterson, what an incredibly intelligent and articulate thought leader!! You did a really great job just listening and letting him speak when he was on a roll … it’s so good and so dense with concepts I think I’m going to have to watch it again! 🙂


what’s this 10 line story he is talking about at minute 16:38? i would like to read it…


Cain and Abel bible story


Thanks for recognizing the opportunity and making this happen <3