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

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

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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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