Jordan Peterson or better known as Jordan Bernt Peterson was born on 12 June 1962 in Canada. He is a well known clinical psychologist and is currently working as a psychology professor at the University of Toronto. He became widely known for his extensive and knowledgeable views on cultural and political issues of people's life. His importance grew from the year 2010 onwards.
He did bachelors in political science from the University of Alberta and did his masters and PhD from the Mcgill University. He is an expert in the field of psychology.
Jordan Peterson has authored many books, and he is an accomplished writer. His first book was Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief which became the basis of his further lessons and lectures. He is not only limited to the field of psychology but has expanded his knowledge in the field of mythology, religion, literature, philosophy and belief of neuroscience.
He also created a YouTube series criticizing the act to amend the Canadian human rights act and the Canadian parliament's criminal code to introduce gender identity and expression as a prohibited grounds of discrimination.
Jordan Peterson research and areas of study are mainly in the field of social personality, clinical, political, creative psychology, organizational, ideological, religious and psychopharmacology. He has authored more than a hundred academic papers which are cited 8000 above times as of mid-2017.
He is characterized as a classic British liberal and a traditionalist. However, he is a conservative thinker who mostly speaks in the field of psychology. Peterson claims that universities are primarily responsible for political correctness and says that disciplines like women studies should be defunded.
Here are some of the best Jordan Peterson quotes.
When you have something to say, silence is a lie.
The above quote wants to tell us that by keeping quiet, we actually make a mistake if we know something that may be true. Because when we know something related to a situation, keeping quiet might be dangerous to someone and may even harm a person and cause a threat to their life.
If you fulfill your obligations everyday you don't need to worry about the future.
The above quote wants to state that if a person fulfils his duties and work well on time, then he really doesn't need to care about his future because our actions correspond to the future, so we must be cautious and pay attention to our actions because they form the base of our future.
Perhaps you are overvaluing what you don't have and undervaluing what you do.
Humans have a great characteristic of not valuing what we have in our lives, but rather we value more about the thing that is not present in our lives. This is a great mistake done by every human being. As individuals, we must understand that whatever we have in our lives is of great importance, and we must all give due importance to whatever we have and value that thing in our lives. We must not undervalue the things we possess in our lives.
Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.
Life is full of struggles, and a human being transforms a lot through these phases in his life. It becomes very important in a person's life to timely assess himself on a day to day basis because it helps in the overall personality development of a human being. A person also comes to know how far he has travelled in his journey.
Accept the terrible responsibility of life with eyes wide open.
Life is full of challenges, and one must accept this truth that we all have to bear the responsibility of life on us and behave responsibly. This will make us a better human being. It might cause great trouble to us if we do not pay attention to it.
The truth is something that burns. It burns off dead wood. And people don't like having the dead wood burnt off, often because they're 95 percent dead wood.
Truth has great power in itself. Truth is bitter and is not easily accepted by everyone. Hence, people avoid talking about truth and remain silent, compromising their dignity.
I don't tell people, 'You're okay the way that you are.' That's not the right story. The right story is, 'You're way less than you could be.'
A person compromises on a day-to-day basis in various aspects of his life and only a few get the opportunity to achieve success in their life. Therefore, very few people are able to cross the threshold of their life and succeed whereas, many people while compromising their dignity and ethics remain way below the successful people.
Adopt responsibility for your own well-being, try to put your family together, try to serve your community, try to seek eternal truth... That's the sort of thing that can ground you in your life, enough so that you can withstand the difficulty of life.
Being responsible is deeply important in a person's life. By being responsible, one not only serves his family but on a larger goal, he can serve the community and further the nation as well. By being responsible, one can face all the adversities of life and overcome them happily.
It is more difficult to rule yourself than to rule a city.
Conquering oneself is one of the most difficult tasks in the world because it takes a huge effort. A person can easily rule a city, but it is very difficult to rule oneself because it requires discipline, dedication and sincerity. And everyone doesn't possess these qualities. Thus, it becomes a difficult challenge to conquer oneself.
Don't lie about anything, ever. Lying leads to Hell.
Telling a lie is a bad habit because it leads to various problems. By telling a lie, we only give birth to a new lie, and this becomes more difficult to tackle in the future.
If you don't stand your ground, then all that happens is people push you backwards.
One must always stand firm on his decisions and not change his decisions according to the people's view. One should have one's own perspective and not let others influence it. People will only push you backwards so, don't rely on them.
There's a personality trait known as agreeableness. Agreeable people are compassionate and polite. And agreeable people get paid less than disagreeable people for the same job. Women are more agreeable than men.
The people who possess a unique quality of agreeing with others suffer a lot in their life. This is so because they are kind and sober in nature and do not think ill of others, which becomes the basic cause of their backwardness. Women are the main culprits of this problem.
It's in responsibility that most people find the meaning that sustains them through life. It's not happiness. It's not an impulsive pleasure.
Responsibility is an essential feature of life that directs the life of an individual and makes him progress on life. It may lead to happiness, but being responsible really makes the process easy and avoids all the confusion present in a person's life.
It's very hard to find your own words - and you don't actually exist until you have your own words.
It is really difficult to stand tall in distress time because the difficult situation tests a person's personality. If a person cannot cope with his decisions, he is likely to fall down.
Free speech is not just another value. It's the foundation of Western civilization.
The right to freedom of speech is an essential right that everybody should enjoy. It is not a value, but rather it is the foundation of a westernized society where everyone has the right to speak and present his or her views in front of everyone.
No one gets away with anything, ever, so take responsibility for your own life.
We must take responsibility for our own life because we can only make decisions which lead to our destiny. Only we have the right to change our destiny so we must act responsibly.
Don't be dependent. At all. Ever. Period.
Take charge of your own self; don't be dependent on anyone. Be the maker of your own destiny, and the rest will follow.
When you start to realize how much of what you've constructed of yourself is based on deception and lies, that is a horrifying realization.
Lies are a bad deal because it makes things worse for oneself. When we keep on telling lies, we realize how tough we have made our life for our own self at the end of all lies. Thus, it's better to speak the truth to avoid confusion.
Power is competence.
Power is the source of energy to compete in this world. Be full of power and be ready to succeed.
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.
The women are really a great asset to the society because new generations come in the world through them. In other words, they are the only ones who give birth and hence they can be related to the mother nature. A woman nourishes a child just like the mother nature nourishes a human being and provides him with all the necessities of life, helping him grow as an individual.
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