Dr Jordan B. Peterson helped millions of readers impose order on the chaos of their lives. Now, in this bold sequel, Peterson delivers twelve more lifesaving principles for resisting the exhausting toll that our desire to order the world inevitably takes.
In a time when the human will increasingly impose itself over every sphere of life—from our social structures to our emotional states – Peterson warns that too much security is dangerous.
What’s more, he offers strategies for overcoming the cultural, scientific, and psychological forces causing us to tend toward tyranny, and teaches us how to rely instead on our instinct to find meaning and purpose, even and especially when we find ourselves powerless.
While chaos, in excess, threatens us with instability and anxiety, unchecked order can petrify us into submission.
Beyond Order provides a call to balance these two fundamental principles of reality itself, and guides us along the straight and narrow path that divides them.
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There Are Some Points That Highlights Jorden Peterson In This Book
1) Do Not Carelessly Denigrate Social Institutions or Creative Achievement
I have always possibly taken for granted the extent to which supporting creative outlets is mandatory. It is imperative. Not that this book changed my life.
But the scientific reasoning and arguments put forward in this chapter opened my horizons to new perspectives such as recognizing its significance on the human psyche as we grow older. I will just put it this way. This was better than the quote “live life with no regrets”.
2) Imagine Who You Could Be, and Then Aim Single-Mindedly at That. I love this rule because this is very helpful for me.
3) Do Not Hide Unwanted Things in the Fog
This one was very dark and hit sensitive parts of my core. How do your parents or other elders tell you that “your grandma wanted this for you and made me promise this … on her deathbed?” I do not want to be that grandma or pass on ancestral trauma. Own up to what you want.
4) Notice that Opportunity Lurks Where Responsibility Has Been Achieved
This one is a complex one because it is so easy to say “let go, move on”. I don’t think that the world would have witnessed any cruelty or animosity if letting go and moving on was that easy. If you believe in quotes like that one, I urge you to read Jordan Peterson because life is no fairy tale.
5) Do Not Do What You Hate
Further to Rule 4, we all think that doing what we love is easy. I am still trying to follow my passion for instance, but argh, it is endlessly frustrating because I am breaking myself over and over in order to construct that self that I might eventually love everything about. How easy is that?
6) Abandon Ideology
If you have been a victim of that for growing up in a restricted environment. This is your “live and let live” wrapped with layers of psychological insights about human behavior and our contribution to the world.
7) Work as Hard as You Possibly Canon at Least One Thing and See What Happens
where I come from, I have always been reminded about this one, then when I was getting there, I was tamed to be part of the system and the working force. If it was not the case for you, then consider yourself lucky. However, I acknowledge it is never too late to get there.
8) Try to Make One Room in Your Home as Beautiful as Possible
I absolutely loved the importance that Dr. J B Peterson allocated to aesthetics and vibrance in this chapter. This is indeed not to be taken for granted.
9) If Old Memories Still Upset You, Write Them Down Carefully and Completely
No, I will rather not tell you about my demons. I will just say that it got me vulnerable. I cried and I am aware of my healing path. Getting there.
10) Plan and Work Diligently to Maintain the Romance in Your Relationship
if you are thinking about receiving dating advice here, then you are wrong. But, the whole importance of building a solid support system is explored here with the beauty of intimacy revealed.
11) Do Not Allow Yourself to Become Resentful, Deceitful, or Arrogant
Again the dame felling like rule 9. This one was the longest, and toughest.
12) Be Grateful in Spite of Your Suffering
Refer to all the Good Morning posts that your aunts send you on WhatsApp family group chats. They are right, haha. Just start the day afresh but be mindful of the other 11 Rules.
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