Ancient wisdom and strength brought back
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This book is unique in that way, that it takes you on a journey. The beginning of each chapter describes the following setting. For example, in a chapter about friendship it describes living in a remote town without modern ways of entertainment, where it is important to have good friends. This chapter takes you with it to a stor... This book is unique in that way, that it takes you on a journey. The beginning of each chapter describes the following setting. For example, in a chapter about friendship it describes living in a remote town without modern ways of entertainment, where it is important to have good friends. This chapter takes you with it to a story of childhood, becoming an adult and the challenges of aiming upwards. The book is not direct in that way, that is has more to say than just the rules. The rules are full of stories, which lead to the conclusion of each chapter. The red string of each chapter is retrospectively visible and pleasing to see, so that each chapter makes a round trip to the conclusion of the proposed rule.
12 Rules for Life
An Antidote to Chaos
The #1 Sunday Times and International Bestseller from 'the most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now' (New York Times)
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Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics from the Bible to romantic relationships to mythology drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of unprecedented change and polarizing politics, his frank and refreshing message about the value of individual responsibility and ancient wisdom has resonated around the world.
In this book, he provides twelve profound and 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. Happiness is a pointless goal, he shows us. Instead we must search for meaning, not for its own sake, but as a defence against the suffering that is intrinsic to our existence.
Drawing on vivid examples from the author's clinical practice and personal life, cutting edge psychology and philosophy, and lessons from humanity's oldest myths and stories, 12 Rules for Life offers a deeply rewarding antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to our modern problems.
Genuinely extraordinary... Unmatched by any other modern thinker ... A prophet for our times Dominic Sandbrook Daily Mail