Unexpected Truth

Jordan Peterson is a Canadian professor of psychology, clinical psychologist, YouTube personality, and author. Jordan Peterson began to receive widespread attention in the late 2010s for his views on cultural and political issues, often described as conservative. Jordan Peterson’s life advices will leave you speechless when taken seriously. We hope this motivation from Jordan Peterson will help you in your life.

I realise that not everyone is a fan, but I suspect those who have the patience to listen to the whole video will get something from it.



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  1. He has some interesting ideas. This video is a good example. And actually, he comes across much calmer than I’ve usually seen him. What I find is that when he starts talking about cultural or political issues, he gets strident or over the top and his ideas get lost, at least to me. Maybe he does that because of the audience he’s trying to reach. But for me, it’s not a reasoned discussion. And in the end, whether his ideas are interesting or merit discussion, he approach turns me off and makes it very difficult for me to listen.

  2. I do have mixed feelings about Peterson. Some of his ideas are good, others are a kind of loathsome (and a few are based on pretty sketchy science) I did read that one book of his.

    So, my main problem with the first part of this video is it is too confident in treating our selves as a unified thing; like it bifurcates the world into “the real you” and “these external ideas”, and doesn’t acknowledge that, like Jung pointed out, our selves are more of a committee. Like with that quote “people don’t have ideas, ideas have people” and the accompanying marionette – that’s an important part of meme theory, that concepts kind of have their own agenda and only ideas that are spreadable get spread, but they are then internalized. they are a part of us. They might not be in accordance with the aims of our “higher self” but to try to pretend they are external is a lie we might tell ourselves.

    The second part… well like a lot of self-help advice and promise of incremental progress as the reward for persistence, I think it discounts the effort needed to prevent backsliding. Arguably that’s a nuance that’s kind of included in the rest of the plan he lays out, but i definitely think it’s worth dwelling on – or maybe I’m too aware of it? Like I have this unreasonable expectation for “real growth means the changes you make that take high levels of vigilance and effort gradually become more natural and require less energy”… and maybe that’s why I don’t think real growth and change happens all that much.

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