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Best Dr. Oz Interview Ever: Jordan Peterson

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a Canadian professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the author of the the bestseller book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. His books, lectures and videos are designed to advance the modern understanding of creativity, competence and personality.

This is a long interview, but it is an excellent introduction to the man and his ideas. Dr. Oz does an excellent job of conducting this interview.

When you have something to say, silence is a lie.
– Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos –

Don’t underestimate the power of vision and direction. These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable pathways and expanding opportunities. Strengthen the individual. Start with yourself. Take care with yourself. Define who you are. Refine your personality. Choose your destination and articulate your Being. As the great nineteenth-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche so brilliantly noted, “He whose life has a why can bear almost any how.
– Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos –

Perhaps you are overvaluing what you don’t have and undervaluing what you do.
– Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos –

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  1. I like a lot of what Jordan Peterson has to say (although he does got off on some tangents that make me uneasy at times). I found his book a tough read, even though so much of it was brilliantly written; I wish he’d stayed more focused on “on point” in many of the chapters. People in general seem to either love him or hate him. I suspect the “haters” find his intellect and controversial (but often “spot on”) ideas threatening, and the weak minded who follow social media threads instead of actually listening to him and making up their own minds dismiss him too readily. Even if you don’t agree with everything he says (and I don’t), he’s worth paying attention to for those gems that “tell it like it is.” Its refreshing to listen to someone who’s not afraid of saying what he believes, and who keeps on saying it despite all the negativity surround him and his ideas.


    • Agreed Margo. We live in trying times where there are too many people trying to shut out the ideas of people they don’t agree with.


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