Life is suffering. How do we deal with that?! We face it, we bare it. Hell is a bottomless pit and in spite of how fucked up and unfair things are, we still can make it even worse. Let’s not do that! What if we instead get our act together and prepare ourselves to face suffering when it comes knocking? That’s the better path. And we all know where we fall short.
Peterson puts the responsibility of all the world and all of it’s suffering on the individual. “If we all lived properly, we will collectively flourish.” If we put ourselves in order, maybe we will do the same to the world?
📝 “Aim up, pay attention, fix what you can and don’t be arrogant in your knowledge , strive for humility, be aware of your weaknesses. Consider the murderousness of your own being before condemn and judge others. Maybe you missed the mark? And most importantly, don’t lie! Lying is the path to hell.”
The book is fantastic, but maybe more importantly – it led me to examine the world of Jungian psychology – and what a wonderful rabbit hole it is to dive into! 12 Rules for Life lead me to fantastic books like these:
📖 Man and his Symbols – Carl Jung
📖 King, Warrior, Magician, Lover
📖 Demian – Hermann Hesse
📖 Women Who Run With with the Wolves