12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson Book Review


My rating: 4 Stars

12 Rules for Life Summary and Review:

Just at the beginning I have to say how many common sense things this book contains, but still many of us aren’t even aware of them. I was listening the audio version of this book and I have to say that I was enjoying even though 80% of thing presented in this book I was aware of. And because I agree to the most part of what is author have to present, that’s why I like this book.

Since I was listening the audiobook, here’s a quick overview of all rules:

  1. Stand Up Straight With Your Shoulders Back
  2. Treat Yourself Like Someone You Are Responsible for Helping
  3. Make Friends with People Who Want the Best For You
  4. Compare Yourself to Who You Were Yesterday, Not Who Someone Else is Today
  5. Do Not Let Your Children Do Anything that Makes You Dislike Them
  6. Set Your House in Perfect Order Before You Criticize the World
  7. Pursue What is Meaningful (Not What is Expedient)
  8. Tell the Truth, or at least Don’t Lie
  9. Assume that the Person You Are Listening to Might Know Something You Don’t
  10. Be Precise in Your Speech
  11. Do Not Bother Children when they are Skateboarding
  12. Pet a Cat When You Encounter One on the Street

Like I said it already, there are so many common sense things presented in this book that everyone should embrace; but then you take look around yourself at the world that is surrounding you and we can all see that common sense is, for the most part, missing from people. This book like many other Self-Help books will make you to focus more on yourself and to look answers for your questions inside. I can’t say that this was life-changing book for me, because it wasn’t; I already knew the majority of things. I started couple of years ago looking for answers inside myself and I’m focused on sorting my life and finding myself. It is a long journey, but it’s a road worth taking.

I can suggest this book to people who feel lost in life, if you’re someone who find themselves lost and don’t know what to do: you might dislike the career that you have (this is problem for me;) or maybe you’re having family issues – it really doesn’t matter much, you can find some of the answers in this book. So definitely check this one out if you’re determined to start working on your self-improvement and you’ve realized that you internal problems, not the external ones.

I do have to add that this book might not be liked by hardcore atheist and agnostics, because there’s a lot religious stuff included in this book. I can’t say that author is proposing to become religious, it’s not like that, at least not for me. Author does believe in God, and for those who don’t, they might dislike this book a lot. On the other hand, if you’re developed person who doesn’t believe in God, but you’re able to listen and understand those who believe, then I think you can probably get through this book without getting frustrated.


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Product details

  • File Size: 18683 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Canada (January 23, 2018)
  • Publication Date: January 23, 2018
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01FPGY5T0
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