Jordan Peterson on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast
Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and tenured professor of psychology at the University of Toronto.
He is best known for his views on cultural and political issues and has written a number of books such as 12 Rules for Life, Beyond Order and Maps of Meaning.
Peterson also holds lectures and attends interviews, such as this podcast session with Joe Rogan, which allows him to give his opinions and advice to people who want to improve and better themselves.
He can often be misinterpreted and misunderstood by others with opposing opinions and is sometimes taken out of context. Despite receiving backlash for some of his positions on certain topics, Jordan Peterson is always able to back his argument with facts and has a broader view with well thought-out reasons for why he takes up a certain view point - which also have the backing of many.
His books, along with many of his lectures and interviews have helped people all over the world to change the way they live their lives and aspire to do more, either for themselves or others.
In one interview he brings up the argument that even a selfish person can benefit the community if they have responsibilities and people who depend on them as doing what is good for themselves can also be good for those who depend on them. This supports his claim that there are many levels to every situation and things are not always as easy to fix as they seem.
In his book 12 Rules for Life he gives the reader advice and guidelines to live by:
- "Stand up straight with your shoulders back"
- "Treat yourself like you are someone you are responsible for helping"
- "Make friends with people who want the best for you"
- "Compare yourself with who you were yesterday, not with who someone else is today"
- "Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them"
- "Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world"
- "Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)"
- "Tell the truth — or, at least, don’t lie"
- "Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t"
- "Be precise in your speech"
- "Do not bother children when they are skate-boarding"
- "Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street"