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12 Rules for Life:  An Antidote to chaos
The current bestselling, self-help book world-wide, is by Dr Jordon Peterson titled 12 Rules for Life.
This book is taking the world by storm, especially with younger generations. It is a book that offers some great wisdom on how to live our lives. It does not claim to be a religious book in any sense. However its very core is grounded on a summary of two aspects of the teachings of Jesus.
The first aspect is of the teaching of Jesus which is often referred to as the Golden Rule - Do onto others as you would have them do to you.
The second aspect is an articulation of the virtues as taught by Jesus:
The theological virtues being: Faith, Hope and Love.
The cardinal virtues being: Fortitude. Justice, Prudence and Temperance.
Dr Peterson does a great job of setting this teaching in a modern sociological context and expressing it in modern language.
Foreword by Norman Doidge:
Over the years, (former) Harvard and (current) University of Toronto professor and clinical psychologist, Dr. Peterson has developed what he believes to be a definitive set of rules for leading a successful and fulfilling life.
Originally conceived of with 40 rules, Peterson has condensed them into a well thought out, manageable list of 12 total rules that he shares in this book.
He believes strongly in truth telling, human hierarchy and gender roles. He believes that suffering is an inevitable aspect of life, that we can usher in heaven or hell on earth and that people have it within themselves to create order out of chaos.
It’s also worth noting that this is an aggressive, in-your-face kind of Self-Help book — one which he packages and presents as the intersection of ancient wisdom and scientific research.
Much of the ancient wisdom seems to come from religious scripture, while the scientific research serves as a way to back up the beliefs the author already holds near to his heart. Nonetheless however—regardless of whether you consider yourself religious, un-religious, or somewhere in between—this is a powerful book that can help you develop a higher sense of self-discipline and self-reliance.

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