Who on Earth is Jordan Peterson?

Canadian, psychologist, cultural critic and professor all in one person? That's Jordan Bernt Peterson!

Books by Jordan Peterson

Quotes by Jordan Peterson

“Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.”

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“Do not do things that you hate.”

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“Don’t underestimate the power of vision and direction. These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable pathways and expanding opportunities. Strengthen the individual. Start with yourself. Take care with yourself. Define who you are. Refine your personality. Choose your destination and articulate your being”

Jordan Peterson 12 Rules for Life

“Fix yourself; you'll do no harm.”

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“I don't think that you have any insight whatsoever into your capacity for good until you have some well-developed insight into your capacity for evil.”

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“If you can't understand why someone is doing something, look at the consequences of their actions, whatever they might be, and then infer the motivations from their consequences.

For example if someone is making everyone around them miserable and you'd like to know why, their motive may simply be to make everyone around them miserable including themselves.”

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“If you don't say what you think then you kill your unborn self.”

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“If you don’t say what you think then you kill your unborn self.”

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“If you fulfill your obligations everyday you don't need to worry about the future.”

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“If you have a comprehensive explanation for everything then it decreases uncertainty and anxiety and reduces your cognitive load. And if you can use that simplifying algorithm to put yourself on the side of moral virtue then you’re constantly a good person with a minimum of effort.”

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“Imagine who you could be, and then aim single-mindedly at that.”

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“Intolerance of others’ views (no matter how ignorant or incoherent they may be) is not simply wrong; in a world where there is no right or wrong, it is worse: it is a sign you are embarrassingly unsophisticated or, possibly, dangerous.”

Jordan Peterson 12 Rules for Life

“Notice that opportunity lurks where responsibility has been abdicated.”

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“Remember that what you do not yet know is more important than what you already know.”

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“Risk your security. Face the unknown. Quit lying to yourself, and do what your heart truly tells you to do. You will be better for it, and so will the world.”

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“Stop saying things that make you weak.”

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“The purpose of life is finding the largest burden that you can bear and bearing it.”

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“The thing that sustains people in life is the lifting of a worthwhile burden.”

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“The thing you most need is always to be found where you least want to look.”

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“There are some games you don't get to play unless you are all in.”

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“Those who have accomplished something as individuals feel no need to be proud of their race.”

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“To stand up straight with your shoulders back is to accept the terrible responsibility of life, with eyes wide open. It means deciding to voluntarily transform the chaos of potential into the realities of habitable order. It means adopting the burden of self-conscious vulnerability, and accepting the end of the unconscious paradise of childhood, where finitude and mortality are only dimly comprehended. It means willingly undertaking the sacrifices necessary to generate a productive and meaningful reality.”

Jordan Peterson 12 Rules for Life

“We believe that in reducing the scope and importance of our errors, we are properly humble; in truth, we are merely unwilling to bear the weight of our true responsibility.”

Jordan Peterson Maps of Meaning

“What is your friend: the things you know, or the things you don't know. First of all, there's a lot more things you don't know. And second, the things you don't know is the birthplace of all your new knowledge! So if you make the things you don't know your friend, rather than the things you know, well then you're always on a quest in a sense. You're always looking for new information in the off chance that somebody who doesn't agree with you will tell you something you couldn't have figured out on your own! It's a completely different way of looking at the world. It's the antithesis of opinionated.”

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“Women select men. That makes them nature, because nature is what selects. And you can say "Well it's only symbolic that women are nature", it's like no, it's not just symbolic. The woman is the gatekeeper to reproductive success. And you can't get more like nature than that, in fact it's the very definition of nature.”

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“You can't change other people, but you can change yourself.”

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“You should be better than you are, but it’s not because you’re worse than other people. It’s because you’re not everything you could be.”

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“You're going to pay a price for every bloody thing you do and everything you don't do. You don't get to choose to not pay a price. You get to choose which poison you're going to take. That's it.”

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