The Jordan Peterson thread

Blitz

Sparrow

I wonder if Peterson took the last year of downtime to observe what's happening in western societies as the cult of the individual that he espouses has led to individuals hysterically lobbying to shut down societies because they themselves are scared of getting sick. Of course, these individuals shroud it in "but what about the elderly and vulnerable?"; but if my mask will protect you from me then your mask will protect your grandma from you, therefore what's it all for? Well, keep digging at the conversation and you'll eventually get to– as I have on Twitter– 'yes, I'm scared, I want to live to 40, I want to be able to hike when I'm older (muh lifelong serious complications).

A collective consciousness looks at the effects of both the virus and the response on a societal level and makes honest conclusions. An individualistic response believes even if one person dies or gets sick (OMG it might be me), then trillions should be spent and society should be shut down. It's madness what we've done and individualism has been the fuel for the madness.
 

Roosh

Cardinal

jarlo

Woodpecker
It turns out that Jordan Peterson is publishing another self-help book. Employees at the publisher are upset since he's a right-wing Nazi, etc.


This tweet is from a Vice journalist who on her Twitter profile page has this picture:

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Say the right things, and you can never be canceled:

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Roosh already brought up this news item about Jordan Peterson, but I have a really good article about these out of control agitators who are trying their best to influence their publisher employer.

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"The company should not indulge this bullsh*t for one second. It should tell these people that either they grow up and do their jobs, or they go find another line of work. Publishers publish books. Period. The end. I guarantee you that there are thousands of young men and women who would love to break into publishing, who don’t have thin skins and an enormous sense of entitlement.

Neither publishing, nor journalism, nor universities can do what they are supposed to do if they cater to these wretched whiners. I am sick to death of the veto power they exercise over freedom of thought and expression. What is it going to take for the adults who run these institutions to assert authority, and protect writers from these piss-ant Robespierres?

If you are crying in a meeting at the office because of how you think Jordan Peterson affected your life, then you are not mature enough to work in publishing, and you ought to be sent away. Honest to God, I would be ashamed of myself if that’s how I behaved. What the hell is wrong with these people?! Who failed them?

Excuse me for getting so emotional about this, but I see my own future as a writer at stake here. If they can do this to Jordan Peterson, and get away with it, who can’t they do it to?"


Jordan Peterson Vs. Crybaby Stalinists

 
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tractor

Robin
It turns out that Jordan Peterson is publishing another self-help book. Employees at the publisher are upset since he's a right-wing Nazi, etc.



I sold his "12 rules" after I found a better book - the Bible :) not sure, if the world needs another self-help book from the man who failed to help himself.
 

NoMoreTO

Ostrich
My understanding is that he originally had 40 or 50 rules, and he picked 12 for the first book. I think he told the story once that the idea came from a reddit post he made which got alot of response. He takes the rules, combines them and renames them to write the book.

So the ideas were already fleshed out and he likely just had to put pen to paper and do an edit on them.
 

debeguiled

Peacock
Gold Member
My understanding is that he originally had 40 or 50 rules, and he picked 12 for the first book. I think he told the story once that the idea came from a reddit post he made which got alot of response. He takes the rules, combines them and renames them to write the book.

So the ideas were already fleshed out and he likely just had to put pen to paper and do an edit on them.


It was 42 rules on Quora:

https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-most-valuable-things-everyone-should-know

Tell the truth.
Do not do things that you hate.
Act so that you can tell the truth about how you act.
Pursue what is meaningful, not what is expedient.
If you have to choose, be the one who does things, instead of the one who is seen to do things.
Pay attention.
Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you need to know. Listen to them hard enough so that they will share it with you.
Plan and work diligently to maintain the romance in your relationships.
Be careful who you share good news with.
Be careful who you share bad news with.
Make at least one thing better every single place you go.
Imagine who you could be, and then aim single-mindedly at that.
Do not allow yourself to become arrogant or resentful.
Try to make one room in your house as beautiful as possible.
Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.
Work as hard as you possibly can on at least one thing and see what happens.
If old memories still make you cry, write them down carefully and completely.
Maintain your connections with people.
Do not carelessly denigrate social institutions or artistic achievement.
Treat yourself as if you were someone that you are responsible for helping.
Ask someone to do you a small favour, so that he or she can ask you to do one in the future.
Make friends with people who want the best for you.
Do not try to rescue someone who does not want to be rescued, and be very careful about rescuing someone who does.
Nothing well done is insignificant.
Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.
Dress like the person you want to be.
Be precise in your speech.
Stand up straight with your shoulders back.
Don't avoid something frightening if it stands in your way -- and don't do unnecessarily dangerous things.
Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them.
Do not transform your wife into a maid.
Do not hide unwanted things in the fog.
Notice that opportunity lurks where responsibility has been abdicated.
Read something written by someone great.
Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street.
Do not bother children when they are skateboarding.
Don't let bullies get away with it.
Write a letter to the government if you see something that needs fixing -- and propose a solution.
Remember that what you do not yet know is more important than what you already know.
Be grateful in spite of your suffering.
 

Days of Broken Arrows

Crow
Gold Member
It turns out that Jordan Peterson is publishing another self-help book. Employees at the publisher are upset since he's a right-wing Nazi, etc.



From the Tweet: "Several employees cried at the meeting..."

No, make that several FEMALE employees cried. The publishing industry is (get this) 78 percent female, according to a 2016 Guardian article.

This is what happens when a culture becomes female-centered. Everything becomes a metaphorical daycare center

The irony of all this is that Jordan Peterson isn't even offensive in his writing. But he has a young, male audience. That's what seems to upset his detractors.

So, this is how all those strong, career-driven females behave when confronted with something that's barely offensive. I'd hate to know how the weak ones react. Maybe we need to go back to having fainting couches and smelling salts for when women come on the scene.
 

Oberrheiner

Pelican
The industry is 78% female, yet a much higher percentage of women hardly ever read anything (except mommy porn, when the media tell them to).

If I was single nowadays I think that would be my main pickup line :
"Hey - do you read ?" :)
 
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