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. Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, with his lectures on topics from the Bible to romantic relationships to mythology drawing tens of millions of viewers.
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.
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.