The BEST Ideas in Jordan Peterson's Book "12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos" Part 4
That quote, from the powerful mind of Carl Gustav Jung, comes to us courtesy of my new favorite book:
As the only species on the planet imbued with consciousness, our task throughout our lives is contending with, and optimizing, our experience of life.
"With all thy getting, get understanding."
The Bible, Proverbs 4:7
This book offers the reader several steps to bring themselves closer to an understanding of self.
The quote from Carl Jung,
"No tree can grow to Heaven, unless its roots reach down to Hell."
As with so many other useful pieces of valuable advice, it is profound yet left open to interpretation by the recipient.
Where comedy is concerned, a lot of comedy comes from places of pain...
Consider this meme from my last post:
Women with a healthy self-esteem know the power they have over men. Men know this too, and that's why this meme is so funny to members of both genders who have had a relationship or two go south. 🙋♂️ 😉
(That meme is not in Jordan B Peterson's book.)
Think about your own life, and how the best and worst experiences you've ever had tend to be connected.
A lover lost, a family member passing away, a pet contracting rabies and having to be put down...
Alternatively, a loved pet lost, a family member passing away, a spouse appearing to contract rabies and needing to be divorced...
More key quotes from Jordan Peterson's book:
"Dostoevsky, one of the great literary geniuses of all time, confronted the most serious existential problems in all his great writings, and he did so courageously, headlong, and heedless of the consequences."
Two books now on my reading list are "Crime and Punishment" by Dostoevsky, and "The Gulag Archipelago" written by Solzhenitsyn; both recommended by Dr. Peterson, in his book, more times than I can count.
The reviews for both tomes will be found here on Steemit, probably years from now, as committing to either of these masterpieces is no small matter...
"If you are disciplined and privilege the future over the present you can change the structure of reality in your favour."
This advice is THE MOST important guidance ANY member of the human race could ever follow. Period.
If you can master yourself, to delay gratification (with extreme prejudice) over immediate gratification, you will have conquered the plague of the human condition.
Here is my quote I've lived by since childhood, in the same vein of the one above:
"If you always look after your tomorrows you will always enjoy your todays."
It's Wednesday Steemit!
Get out there and do something to make THURSDAY better than today!
Thank you for reading 😊