A part of a book review
. Jordan B. Peterson is a recent public phenomenon who has become famous — some would say infamous — for directly challenging two things: the political correctness, and the limitations on free speech, that are being enforced, right now, both legally and socially, in Canada.
. He has just written and published a book, 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos.
. The title is well-chosen. I here offer an extended quote from the middle of his discussion of Rule 6: ‘Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.’
Clean up your life
. Consider your circumstances. Start small. Have you taken full advantage of the opportunities offered to you? Are you working hard on your career, or even your job, or are you letting bitterness and resentment hold you back and drag you down? Have you made peace with your brother? Are you treating your spouse and your children with dignity and respect? Do you have habits that are destroying your health and well-being? Are you truly shouldering your responsibilities? Have you said what you need to say to your friends and family members? Are there things that you could do, that would make things around you better?
. Have you cleaned up your life?
. If the answer is no, here’s something to try: Start to stop doing what you know to be wrong. Start stopping today. . .
. . . . Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.
. I believe that this is a valuable, truthful, and important message. I urge you to get and read his book. As always, your comments here are most welcome.
. Jordan Peterson wrote another book some years ago. You can read his comments about it here: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning/