a Book that can change your life – 12 rules for life by Jordan B Peterson

There aren’t many books for which it could be said that they changed my life, but these books always happen in the right moment when I’m ready for a change.

The last book which blew my mind was 12 rules for life by Jordan B Peterson

Through psychology, philosophy, religious scripts and his own experience as a human being and a clinical practitioner, Peterson presents the world and life itself through an odd set of spectacles. 

His ability to make analogies with archetypal stories will enable you to understand both stories and life a bit better. 

He uses references from The Bible, Peter Pan, Pinochio, and many others and gives them a unique dimension of life, society and mind. 

Taking 3 things from a single book is considered a success, but there are countless little things you could take from Peterson’s book and apply them on your development, relationships, life in general. 

Pick your favorite rule:

Rule 1 Stand up straight with your shoulders back

Rule 2 Treat yourself like you would someone you are responsible for helping

Rule 3 Make friends with people who want the best for you

Rule 4 Compare yourself with who you were yesterday, not with who someone else is today

Rule 5 Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them

Rule 6 Set your house in perfect order before you criticise the world

Rule 7 Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)

Rule 8 Tell the truth – or, at least, don’t lie

Rule 9 Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t

Rule 10 Be precise in your speech

Rule 11 Do not bother children when they are skate-boarding

Rule 12 Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street