What does everyone in the modern world wish to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of state-of-the-art scientific research.
Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding girls and boys must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you must all the time pet a cat when you meet one in the street.
What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to let us know about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they grow to be resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, even as transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.