Jordan B. Peterson’s books are at the top of my shelf, just next to G.K Chesterton and C.S Lewis.
They call him controversial. They call him dangerous. Mainstream press (or should say “presstytutes”?) line up in forming all kinds of tactics aimed at discrediting him.
They really don’t like what he has to say.
And the reason is simple.
That’s because we already reached the times of which Orwell spoke in his famous quote:
“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”
Dr. Peterson’s “12 rules for life” is a treasure chest of great lessons. Some are new and some are the ones, we always knew yet needed to be reminded of.
I could write long essays on how they resonate with me & how they helped me in some of the toughest moments of my life. But that’s story for another time.
There is one common theme, that is at the core of Jordan B. Peterson’s writings.
His relentless pursuit of the Truth.
Since writing my thesis (more than a decade ago) on methods of influence and manipulation and their ethical aspect, this is the theme that I can relate to on deeply personal level.
So for those of you who do not know Peterson’s writings really well I highly recommend that you disregard everything you heard about him in media, just grab his “12 lessons for life” and start reading it.
But for start if you are not up for such a big leap, a brand new opportunity has arrived. Official channel of Jordan B. Peterson just posted a well animated video which illustrates some of his essential ideas.
The animations are brilliant and on the point, much like Dr. Peterson’s lectures themselves.
I would not recommend to treat the video as a ‘ersatz’ to the proper thing which are his books.
But surely it is a great, short & crisp introduction to what he has to say.
And to start understanding why it is so damn important.