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12 Rules for Life

An Antidote to Chaos
Narrateur(s): Jordan B. Peterson
Durée: 15 h et 40 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 514 évaluations)
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What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant, and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith, and human nature while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its listeners.

©2018 Jordan B. Peterson (P)2018 Random House Canada

Ce que les critiques disent

"Jordan Peterson is the most important and influential Canadian thinker since Marshall McLuhan. His international fame and impact continue to grow exponentially. Peterson's bold interdisciplinary synthesis of psychology, anthropology, science, politics and comparative religion is forming the template for the genuinely humanistic university of the future." (Camille Paglia)

"Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life hits home - from identifying the deeply engrained hierarchical ladder that motivates our decision making to asking indispensable and sometimes politically unpopular questions about your life and suggesting ways to better it. If that's not enough, its first twenty pages give a summary of evolutionary psychology that's breathtaking." (Howard Bloom, author of The Lucifer Principle)

"Firm but caring.... Peterson speaks the way I always wished my father had.... He is the right man at the right time, someone capable of showing young men that cleaning up their room has cosmic significance, and that imposing a little order upon chaos is good for the soul, which in turn is good for the world." (National Review)

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A good summary of all his videos.

After having watched Dr. Peterson’s videos, it is good to have single and accessible text that summarizes most of the themes he has spoken about over the years. It is also good to hear his own voice animate the text. You can feel it in your chest when he speaks of “Chris” or of his daughter. I am certain that I will continue to listen to this book, as I have listened to his lectures, for many years to come.

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Bait & Switch in book form

Enjoyed the first chapter. The author outlined a theory of modern behaviour using lobsters as a backdrop. It was unusual and interesting and I could see hints of value from the book and the messages within.

By the 3rd chapter I was getting uncomfortable. We had strayed off the path of exploring the neuroscience and psychology of human interactions or any focus on collective wisdom, and had instead waded deep into Christian dogma and moral lecturing based on scripture.

By the 5th chapter I was yelling at the audiobook as I listened while driving. I could envision the author standing at the pulpit, flecks of foam on his lips, as he lectured on the sins of the new world and the importance of revisiting the rules established by the creator including all those seemingly foolish and innocuous ones. We had long left reason behind. Intriguing insights were replaced with unvalidated and unsubstantiated Christian dogma and preaching about the need to follow the word of God. The bible is quoted frequently - no longer as historical reference or for comparison to other religions - but as truth that must be accepted if we wish to rise above our chaotic lives.

It was painful to push through and the 'wisdom' inherent in the book became less coherent and more fanatical with each successive chapter. If you're looking to reinforce your existing Christian beliefs, then you'll love it. Otherwise I recommend you pass.

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Not for me

I listened to exactly half of the audiobook. The writer narrates it himself. that was one of many reasons I didn’t enjoy it. I didn’t relate to how he speaks or what he says, despite 20% of the content that I actually did find interesting. His extremely negative view of the world and cynicism of all people wasn’t relatable. Author insists on continuously providing arguments for why his reader need not fall into the deep pit of despair and nihilism, which it sounds like he assumes is inevitable. Perhaps those with a propensity for it, liked this book more than me...

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Miscategorized. See Religion.

Belongs in Religion, not the Science and Math category. Yes he is an intellectual, but this book isn't science. Packed with references to the Bible, primarily Genesis, and with more and more as the chapters pass. I can see how he may be helpful to lost, young men who need a father-figure to tell them how to be a man and take responsibility. Hold your head up, the strong survive, do something useful, be nice to people, raise nice kids, pet the dog and cat, let kids be kids, except when they are bad,..... It sounds like he belabours every point to repeatedly pound it into our skulls. Some really rudimentary stuff here, presented in a prolonged, intellectualized way with circular references, stretched relationships, some quoted philosophers and thinkers, assumptions, personal anecdotes as evidence, and did I mention...Genesis.

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Terrible read

I regret buying this book. This book was underwhelming and very disappointing. Would not recommend.

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It’s like being scolded by your parent for hours

Perhaps somewhere is this book is buried a message of hope but I can’t seem to hear it because the author sounds like he’s yelling at the listener the whole time from his throne of condescension.

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Listening to this was like sitting through church.

Too many hypethetical situations yielding underwhelming common-sense conclusions. He exaggerates deeper meaning behind basic human behaviors. Too many bible references. Few note-worthy revelations.

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Too religious for me!

It shouldn't be in the 'Personal development" section. This is a very religious book...
Disappointing reading

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excessive religious comparison

I couldn't make it past chapter 8 way too much religion comparisons and hard to understand language.

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Publisher info is very misleading,

This starts out promisingly enough, with Peterson's analysis including some interesting perspectives on the Bible, including other sources. But by the final chapter he's quoting the Bible chapter and verse - literally. It was a great disappointment, as nothing in the descriptions on the book or in publisher notes declares how much bible-thumping there really is.

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  • Nilbog
  • 2018-07-15

Great self improvement book

I am following the works of doctor Peterson for quite a while now so my review could be considered as a bit biased. I have really enjoyed reading his book and if you're watching his YouTube content and podcast you will not find that many new ideas here. And even his rules you might say that they are kind of obvious. Yes maybe, but Jordan Peterson has his own style of going from one thing to another without losing your attention, so that he can make a perfect point in the end. He is going to give you information about lobsters, cats, religion, philosophy, his youth experiences and his family because this is what he does best. I do not agree with him on all subjects and neither will you, but I recommend you give him a try, and hope you will be able to have some new perspective about how to be a better version of yourself afterwards.

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  • FABIO FRANCA
  • 2018-06-07

Essentiel!

C’est pour quand la traduction de ce livre en français et portugais? J’aimerais le partager. Il serait bien utile à beaucoup de gens autour de moi.

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  • Dallas Booher
  • 2018-12-17

Great Book.

Teaches things about you that you already know but sharpens them to a fine point. Then it tells you things you don't want to hear but should.

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  • TheBookie
  • Michigan
  • 2018-06-04

Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

I won't lie an say this was an easy text to listen to. Not even close. Jordan Peterson does not throw his proverbial punches. He says it exactly how he sees it and then elaborates his position at great length with personal anecdotes, scientific research, and professional experience he has had as a psychologist.

If you are willing to do some hard self- and social-analysis, this book may truly change the way you view the world. It may not. I guarantee if you go into it objectively and willing to consider Peterson's extremely well thought-out and carefully worded advice, you will gain something from this book. Even when you disagree, which I certainly did at times, you can gain another clear and honest perspective -- and that is always valuable, in my humble opinion.

It is evident and worth noting that the author has strong political beliefs and values, as well as a Christian background and moral foundation. But he does not harp on any religion being right or wrong-- at all. So be assured that you can find value as a Buddhist, a Muslim, an athiest, or any other spiritual foundation you may have personally.

As for his political stance, as a political 'swinger' myself (as in I vote for the candidate's platform, apparent values and plan, NOT party affiliation), I found Peterson's beliefs to be heavily Right leaning, but don't be fooled by outside accusations of him being anti-liberal, sexist, etc. While he clearly feels strongly against certain political constructs, his views struck me as being more pro-humanity than any other petty label. Again, he backs his points with evidence of many types and explains why he believes as he does. This is how discourse begins, and how blind idealism without logic or critical analysis, ends. Peterson invites a conversation about how people often wear metaphorical blinders and how we might remove them and truly see each other's unique and often valid perspectives. This is how we as a society can grow. That said, sometimes I felt his points were specifically aimed at certain hot-button issues, which valid and valuable, got a tad soapbox-y.

Regardless of how I personally feel about his 12 Rules (which, to be clear, I mostly agreed with, at least in principle, if not always practice), I feel the book is absolutely valuable for EVERYONE to read. I will certainly be re-listening to it.

My biggest beefs with it is:
(a) sometimes the sentences were so dense with meaning I would have preferred to read them, rather than only listen. But that's just how I comprehend complex and often abstract ideas the best. That's just me. But it would be fantastic if the text was available with the audio.

(b) I just have to say -- the focus on women as mother's more than anything else cuts straight to a very personal place for me -- as I am unable to bear children -- so I personally felt a lot more like I was being indirectly told that I had fundamentally failed at something critical for my existence, failed my family, and society after finishing the book -- at least according to Peterson's greatest valuation of the feminine. I am confident that wasn't his intent AT ALL, so I am not offended, just saddened that it was not broached as a side-note as he went into great detail about mothers and women primarily as child-raisers. Biological motherhood is not always a 'choice' we can make, but society as a whole seems to view women primarily (and historically) in terms of their ability to produce offspring. That perspective needs to be reevaluated by everyone, in my humble opinion, including Mr. Peterson. I would like to hear his thoughts on that sensitive, and often devastating, subject. Are childless women still to be held in such high esteem? Or is that our only real value after all? I certainly hope not.

Regardless, I still gained a lot of perspective from this book, a lot to think about, and some of his points really spoke to me in powerful and positive ways, regardless of my gender. So thank you, Jordan Peterson for sharing your opinions, experiences, and values in such an open and deeply considered way.

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  • D. A. MARTINEZ
  • Madrid, SPAIN
  • 2019-01-07

Brilliant, too based in the bible

A lot of wisdom here, very well narrated. Too many unjustified religion and biblical quotes to my taste but still very interesting even if you consider yourself an atheist.

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  • Ryan Hall
  • 2018-12-15

Very Helpful for the Unguided

12 Rules to Life helped me out so much during my time of crisis. It gives structure to people that may have negative or no beliefs at all. Great perspective can be gained by Jordan Peterson's interpretations of many known stories and overall collection of knowledge as a psychologist.

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  • Elijah Semeryuk
  • 2018-12-11

Life changing.

Don't mind the beginning where he talks about lobsters, as interesting and useful as it still is. I promise that he gets into much more practical subjects after the introduction that are directly applicable to everyday life.

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  • Bobby n.
  • 2018-02-02

This is my favorite self-help book I have ever read!

In this book, I found what I have been lying to myself about. I have been trying to climb my way up the dominance hierarchy by being successful in the world’s eyes. I’ve been trying to raise my status to make me more attractive to a potential wife. I’ve been doing this by being successful in business, eating healthy, reading books, working out, trying to gain fame, and becoming surface level friends with high status individuals. However, I realized in this book that a lot of it is a farce. I have mainly been doing these things to avoid doing the hard work that terrifies me: deep, meaning relationships. This book isn’t really about that, but a good part of it is about cleaning out your own closet before you try to save the world. I think anyone can read this book and realize another dragon they have been ignoring. I am going to start it again soon, and I have already made hard moves and had challenging conversations towards cleaning up my personal relationships. Maybe a year from now I will actually be someone that someone great wants to marry instead of just looking like someone who is. Thank you Jordan Peterson.

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  • Idaho1028
  • Boise, ID
  • 2018-12-31

Required

I’m a psychotherapist working with couples and those that’ve experienced trauma. If those I see in my practice were to read/listen and study this work I might be out of business pretty quickly. Forget any political presuppositions and listen to Dr. Peterson.

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  • Hyunsang joo
  • 2019-01-01

Often off the track and unable to relate to.

Often off the track and unable to relate to. Narration was great though. I think summarized version is just good enough rather than full version.

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  • Lane
  • RIO RANCHO, NM, United States
  • 2018-01-31

Powerful

It's hard to imagine a more impactful work than 12 rules. There were moments, many moments, when I had to stop the book and think and reflect. As other reviewers have mentioned, the author is brought to tears during the reading. This was not some stunt, the topic he was discussing was so biting and deep that it was impossible not to cry.

It's important not to go into this book pre judging Peterson. His or your ideology is not relevant to the importance of this book. He speaks truth, simple and plain. Of course, it is HIS truth and you must understand it as such. It's also not simple. Peterson has this uncanny ability to talk for an hour and have 20 soundbites you want to remember. It's honestly, uncanny.

I can't possibly recommend this book highly enough. It's interesting, it's funny, it's biting, and it's deep. It will change you, but in a good way!

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  • Demetrius Office
  • 2018-12-12

Greatest Book!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I will get the next book that Jordan Peterson has out. I particularly loved the way he threaded socioeconomic structure into biblical theology. I recommend this book to anyone. Well time to read it again!

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