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Self-help // Philosophy
What it’s about:
The sequel to 12 Rules for Life offers further guidance on the perilous path of modern life.
In 12 Rules for Life, clinical psychologist and celebrated professor at Harvard and the University of Toronto Dr. Jordan B. Peterson helped millions of readers impose order on the chaos of their lives. Now, in this bold sequel, Peterson delivers twelve more lifesaving principles for resisting the exhausting toll that our desire to order the world inevitably takes.
In a time when the human will increasingly impose itself over every sphere of life—from our social structures to our emotional states—Peterson warns that too much security is dangerous. What’s more, he offers strategies for overcoming the cultural, scientific, and psychological forces causing us to tend toward tyranny, and teaches us how to rely instead on our instinct to find meaning and purpose, even—and especially—when we find ourselves powerless.
While chaos, in excess, threatens us with instability and anxiety, unchecked order can petrify us into submission. Beyond Order provides a call to balance these two fundamental principles of reality itself, and guides us along the straight and narrow path that divides them.
First, I just want to say that this is my new favorite self-help book EVER. It’s even better than the first book, 12 Rules for Life. (You can read my review of that book right here!)
As I said, I loved 12 Rules and this book is even better. I felt like it was even deeper and covered more complex topics, although Peterson does a great job presenting them in a pretty simple and easy-to-understand way.
Some of my favorite advice was about:
- facing negative emotions
- deciding who you want to become and making it happen
- surrounding yourself with beauty
- finding gratitude in the darkness of life
I took 3 pages of notes, so it’s safe to say that I learned A LOT from this book.
So if you’re someone who’s interested in these topics (and even more) then I definitely think the book will be helpful for you!
Have you read/heard of Beyond Order? What do you think of this Beyond Order book review? Let’s chat in the comments!