Professor Jordan Peterson is undoubtedly Canada’s most famous intellectual.
Dr. Peterson is a professor at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the author of the million-plus selling 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Jan 2018, Penguin Books), which has been a Number 1 bestseller in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands and Brazil, and which is now slated to be translated into 40 languages.
He has become super popular in the last two years for his lectures which he records and puts on YouTube. In this article I will share the full length interview of him that I feel offers great value to the viewer but first I want to show you this short clip from a recent interview with Lewis Howes (Lewis Howes is a NY Times Bestselling author, entrepreneur, and a former professional Arena League football player)
I personally found his message to be rather empowering. He is not looking at the world through rose-tinted glasses , in his own words,
”Life is as hard as you think, it might even be worse. But you are way tougher than you think.”
He refers rather interestingly to one of the ‘first noble truths of Buddhism’ and that is that ‘Suffering Exists’ Many people might find this thought to be depressing but its true and more importantly he goes onto explain the optimist side of life and that is that we as humans are actually more than equipped to deal with all this suffering and that in fact we are much stronger than even we believe.
So as a message to parents I think one of the big points to take away from all of this is that rather than raise your children to be afraid or fearful of the world you are much better to make them strong and confident in themselves so that they can in the words of Gandhi ‘Be the change they wish to see in the world.”
Check out his full interview:
Part 1: Jordan Peterson on Responsibility and Meaning
Part 2: Jordan Peterson on Pain and Suffering
Lastly here is a real treat for you. It is Jordan Peterson’s full podcast with Joe Rogan! It is GREAT viewing.
Connect with Dr. Jordan B. Peterson: Website
His Best selling book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
Connect with Lewis Howes On Facebook
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