12 Rules for Life was a very good read for me, and I learned a lot from it. Once again Jordan Peterson knocks it out of the park with large amounts of profound information and wit. One of the main points I took away from this book was the emphasis of toeing the line between order and chaos. While order and chaos are both an intricate part of our society, we need to adapt to the daily norms, while keeping a tight hold on the traditional structure on our time. It reminds me of baking… you may not always taste the salt, but if you leave it out, your ruin the end product.
From reading the title, you would think that this book is some kind of self-help book. While it does have a great deal of practical advice, especially for people starting out in this huge world, you can see the deep thoughts of the author, as he ponders life’s most important topics. Like the book suggests, we have to beware of the talking heads and loud voices that try to lead the people and bully the opposition. Peterson suggests how we should stand back and approach every obstacle with insight and understanding.
I thought the book was very well written, and in general, an excellent read. The stories, the wit and the authoritative guidance all rolled into a book that should grace your bookshelves.
I give 12 Rules for Life a 10 out of 10.