Having a Quarter-Life Crisis? Hate your job and don't know your 'purpose' in life?
So why is it important to have meaning?
“To have meaning in your life is better than to have what you want, because you may neither know what you want, nor what you truly need.” (pg 200)
The notion of ‘lack of meaningful progress’ is probably one of the symptoms of our quarter life crisis.
Stop Wasting Your Life on ‘Revenge,’ Sort Yourself Out Today.
We are half way there folks, this is Rule 6: Set Your House In Order Before You Criticise The World. Resentment, revenge, doing the uncomfortable right thing and don’t try to change the world yet.
Spanked as a child? Immigrant kid or not, if you were spanked and didn't end up in jail, maybe it was a good thing ha! 👍
Welcome to Jordan Peterson’s Rule 5: Don’t Let your children do anything that makes you dislike them. If you don’t want kids, STRAP UP BUD because it doesn’t sound like a walk in the park.
‘Compare Yourself to Yesterday. Not to Someone Else Today.’
Jordan Peterson uses Rule #4 to remind us that logically, we just can’t do this. Humans, are multi-dimensional. When we compare, we focus on one dimension: beauty, status, money. But in reality, no one is like you and no one is like them.
Why do we outgrow friendships? Why do we have friends who are quick to criticise or downplay our achievements? Jordan Peterson’s Rule #3 Make Friends With People Who Want What’s Good For You, outlines the problem with having friends who drag you down.
Why do we need routines or discipline? What's wrong with casual sex?
Rule #2 ‘Treat Yourself Like Someone You Are Responsible for Helping.’ In this chapter of 12 Rules for Life an Antidote to Chaos, Jordan Peterson reminds us that we are worthy of being taken care of (by ourselves). I’ve broken the chapter into 3 sections: 1. Chaos and Order, 2. Consciousness and 3. Self-Respect and Care.
Jordan Peterson is a mix between a ferocious-no-bull-shit therapist, an adorable father who speaks with love and wisdom and a cowboy Ghandi. Since I was introduced to his work, I’ve been obsessed with his knowledge and storytelling. When his book came out, I had to buy it! So I'm dedicating a weekly vlog on each of these rules, where I try and interpret what these rules mean for millennial life. Rule #1 Stand Up With Your Shoulders Back.
If you want to be good at anything, you need flow. Formally described as 'the optimal state of consciousness,' flow is the secret to peak performance. Running, boxing, developing new excel formulas, tantric sex or yoga... anything can benefit from this mental hack. It's north of happiness, addictive, contagious and albeit, life changing.
How can we increase our Dating IQ?
Evolutionary psychology studies human thoughts and behaviours, based on biological and primitive history. Dr David Buss, studies the human psyche in mate selection aka. why we choose assholes, gold diggers, fall in love, cheat or live happily ever after. In an interview on The Art of Charm, the evolutionary psychologist dropped dating bombs on why we fail or succeed in the dating arena.
She's got a dog named Killer and doesn't believe in God. Cara Santa Maria is one bad ass Skeptic making science cool again. I had the pleasure of chatting to Cara as part of her Skepticon Australian tour. Here's 3 things I learned from her: Curiosity leads to identity, Embrace life's detours and Knowledge is key to a full life.