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REVIEW OF THE 12 RULES FOR LIFE

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19. Been a while since I reviewed a book. Often times people say that their lives are chaotic and Jordan Peterson’s new book gives us an antidote to this chaos in life. His ideas and teaching which are a mixture of old and new are relevant to each situation of life.

His rules are very basic such as ‘Stand up straight with your shoulders back’. The very core thing about posture which we often ignore but the examples given by Jordan in the book are phenomenal which show us that posture plays a role even in the animal kingdom. Posture shows what type of a person you are and the first impression you make on a person is how you stand. The way it is explained in the book is by the use of lobsters. Unbelievable right? Well that’s what I thought too but by observing the social hierarchy of lobsters and the phycology of humans Jordan teaches this important value that can help people everywhere in life in every situation. Your posture shows your nature and confidence if you keep that good people will take notice and if you look back in your life you’ll find examples about that.

Another rule told in the book is ‘Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t’. This deals with arrogance of people and how the ego makes people think that they’re always right and that everyone else is wrong. If you stop listening you’re not going to learn anything new and if you don’t learn anything new the information you have will grow obsolete. This is taught by multiple examples by Jordan in the book.

The best thing that I liked about the book is that Jordan doesn’t hesitate to show where he’s gotten his research from. Most people won’t write about religious things in order to show that they’re ‘secular’ and ‘progressive’. Jordan just straight up quotes the bible in each and every chapter and reading those I realized that those teachings aren’t as different from the Vedic teachings that I study myself just a side note. The bible isn’t quoted out of context either, each and every thing is given context of, the before and after story is explained so no one can say that Jordan just picked out the parts that appealed to his purpose the most.

The philosophy that Jordan puts out in his book isn’t afraid to go the dark side of things. The gruesome stories of Cain from the bible and even some painful moments from Jordan’s own life are shown in the book and it will pain your heart when you read them but you won’t let it affect you because immediately after that Jordan talks about the concept of Suffering and how every person’s suffering is defined and that every one gets what they deserve according to their own deeds. There is a lot to talk about but I just don’t want to give away all the content of the book so I’ll stop here.

The book isn’t all ‘follow these rules and become a successful person’ type instead it’s about 12 rules that can help you in your life they won’t do the work for you but if you use the rules the work will become easier. Definitely get the book it will change your life if you apply it in your life and make life easier for yourself. Check out the book and tell me what you thought about it.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn with your thoughts and if you have any ideas which I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Published by Harshit Sagar

I am a 18 year old teen who has a passion for writing and loves anime.

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