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#21

Hello.
I first heard about Jordan Peterson on Art of Manliness podcast by Brett McKay. Then I kinda forgot about Peterson, until I’ve bumped into him on the latest Joe Rogan podcast. I guess seeing him as a person (in addition to hearing his ideas) helped me form a feeling of awe towards him (you know, he seems to know what he is talking about, plus has a charisma). So, I got hooked. I just ordered 12 Rules for Life, and can’t wait to go through the book.

I am happy to see such a forum for discussing Peterson’s ideas.


#22

Hi All ~ I was first introduced to Peterson through one of my sons. I’ve become quite fascinated with him as he speaks to many of the lessons I have striven to teach my boys over the years. I value the thought provoking podcasts and videos he produces and went searching for like minded people…I found this forum and here I am! I look forward to participating! ~ P


#26

Hello,

Great to find such community. I first heard about Jordan Peterson about 3 months ago, since then I’ve watched his interviews and watch his youtube lectures, maps of meaning series and so on. Now I have my close term goal to dive more into his biblical series and go through his list of recommend books. I am happy to join and participate in learning. Thanks for creating the community.


#27

Hi all,

I am a long-time follower of Jordan Peterson, and have been following his works. I have read 12 rules for life, and hope to read more by Jordan Peterson in the future! Very impressed by his writing and lectures, and am interested in discussing with him.


(Michael Cenkner) #28

Hi all,

Hm, interesting place. I had no idea.

I became aware of JP I think around June, when I had started looking at online writing courses. I came across I guess it was SelfAuthoring. He also did a piece about writing an essay. Neither of those was what I was looking for, because I’ve been developing a course around writing logically, the whole argumentation piece.

Then the pronoun thing came up, and at the same time I friend of mine started mentioning JP. So I started checking out more of his things. So that now, this past Wednesday I spend pretty much the whole day doing SelfAuthoring, and I’ve followed more, and now here I am. I live in Edmonton btw.

He’s so refreshing bcs he’s honest, right? Insightful too of course, but honesty stands out in a public figure in times when there’s so much deception around.

I think I heard about this group through LinkedIn…

OK, that’s all for now, thanks.

Michael


(Michael Dodgson) #29

Hello everyone. I have been following Mr Peterson for some time and have enjoyed many of his talks on YouTube as well as subscribe to his podcast. As a senior marketer you’re always looking for new ways to innovate and think differently about our customers and our markets. Thus, it is interesting to hear a very new and refreshing perspective on the reality in which we reside. Often, Mr Peterson makes a point of indicating that his perspectives are not political, which I appreciate, yet one of the most challenging aspects of any business, or Society for that matter, is a political interaction between individuals in the hierarchy. In short, as we all know, politics are everywhere. Also, we know there is significant dysfunction in communication when different groups in the hierarchy need to compete. Recently, this is most obviously seen in American politics, therefore it may be the best litmus test for our rules of governance for hierarchies. For some time, this has led me to consider how to visualize and therefore integrate a better understanding of communication between different and completing groups.

In short, Mr. Peterson has helped me to think differently and more critically about underlying structures.

If this picture upload works then you will see my best draft effort to visualize how I think different political groups evolve into sophisticated communications that are hard for external, non-hardcore political junkies, find hard to understand. Feedback is welcomed. And if better models exist, please provide a link or search term.

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(Michael Dodgson) #30

This image shows a different perspective and better illustrates the divergence I am considering. The x-axis has been extended to emphasize divergence.


(Eric) #31

Hello all. I recently became very interested in Jordan Peterson’s work. I heard the name a few times but when I finally decided to watch a video of him speaking I was hooked. I very much enjoy how he breaks you open and exposes all of the flaws with no hesitation. I think it makes it very easy to get pulled into his work because you want to know more. Even though I’ve only been listening to him for a few months he has completely changed my perspective on life. How refreshing!

My area of interest is mostly with success and how to obtain it. What allows a person to become successful/wealthy? Peterson speaks a lot about careers and how there is more meaning in family, and I can see that. I saw one interview where he simply said that jobs are not meaningful and that you should strive to make yourself useful to support your family. However, I don’t agree with this. I think it is possible to build up a career that you can find meaning in. And if you’re going to spend most of your waking hours making money to support your family you should do something meaningful. I’ve seen many people who genuinely enjoy what they do, are good at it, and also have a successful family life. Perhaps it is rare, but if you have the time to do so you can at least find something less miserable than what you already do.

I love Peterson’s work and want to learn much more. I hope I can find others on here who share similar ambitions.


(Andrew Downing) #32

Hi All,

I’m a husband and father of two recently adult age children.
I’ve been a software architect/engineer for over 30 years. I love it. Always did.

I’ve been working on/off at developing policy for an obscure minor political party. I’m not here to promote that, but it made me discover quite how hard it really is to come up with actually good policy. Jordan’s points about cleaning your room resonated. This minor party also started out with a uniquely left-libertarian combined perspective but I’ve seen it slowly get taken over by this creeping identity politics, and it scares me. It’s so mindless; an excuse not to think about the real complexity that we face and an affront to rational discourse, so when I found Jordan Peterson and his lectures, it was like a breath of fresh air - finally, someone that understood and was willing to stand up and say it with such clarity.

…and so here I am …AndrewD…