Category Archives: Philosophy

Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules: #12) Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street


This is the last post in my review of a talk by Jordan Peterson on his 12 Rules for Life. The relevant section in the video begins here. The review of this section won’t take long, and I hardly even … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules: #11) Do not bother children when they are skateboarding


We’re getting close to the finish line. Sad, isn’t it? This post deals with the penultimate, Rule 11, of Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life. Here’s a link to where he begins talking about it. I’ve missed one out again, … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules: #9) Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t


We’ve got up to Rule #9 of Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life. As usual, here’s a link to where he begins talking about it. It should be Rule #8, “Tell the truth”, but he forgot it, despite checking his … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules: #7) Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)


  One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. – J R R Tolkien Okay. Here … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules: #6) Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world


We’re nearly half way through my assessment of Jordan Peterson’s talk about his 12 Rules for Life. He says, here, Chapter Six is about… It’s a rough chapter. He’s not wrong. A large part of my confusion about Peterson is … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules: #5) Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them


With four down and eight to go, Jordan Peterson begins talking about his fifth “rule for life” here. Peterson says this is the chapter he thought he’d get in the most trouble for writing, but so far he hasn’t. He … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules: #4) Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today


Having arrived at Jordan Peterson’s fourth “rule for life”, I will skip the repetitive introduction about the series. Instead I’ll give a link to the point in the video that I’m critiquing where Peterson begins talking about each rule, so … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules: #3) Make friends with people who want the best for you


I’m going through a talk by Jordan Peterson on his twelve rules for life, assessing them one by one in the context of Peterson’s approach to life and politics. We’ve survived as far as Rule #3.   Make friends with … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules: #2) Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping


In this series, I’m going through a talk by Jordan Peterson on his twelve rules for life, assessing them one by one in the context of Peterson’s approach to life and politics. It’s time for part two… Treat yourself like … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules: #1) Stand Up Straight with your Shoulders Back


Introduction to the Series This is the first of a new twelve-part series on Dr Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules for Life. I will assess each rule, one per post, as he presents it in this talk, given at the How … Continue reading

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