Although released in 2018, I thought a book billed as the “antidote to chaos” would be prefect for my Summer 2020 reading list. The author, Jordan B. Peterson, wrote the book to expand on his hobby of engaging with readers on Quora, a question-and-answer website.
Here are my three favorite rules:
#3 Make friends with people who want the best for you
“If you have a friend whose friendship you wouldn’t recommend to your sister, or your father, or your son, why would you have such a friend for yourself?”
#6 Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world
“Are there things that you could do, that you know you could do, that would make things around you better? Have you cleaned up your own life? If the answer is no, here’s something to try: Stop doing what you know to be wrong.”
#9 Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t
“Genuine conversation is exploration, articulation and strategizing. When you’re involved in a genuine conversation, you are listening, and talking – but mostly listening. Listening is paying attention.”
12 Rules was extremely thought-provoking, even challenging to read at times as I pondered how insightful the content was.
Do you have your own set of Rules?
To see the full list of Rules, click here.