"Life is tragic, says the provocative Jordan Peterson, and we are all capable of turning into monsters." He has published 12 Rules for Life which tells you to get in touch with your inner psychopath, that life is a catastrophe and that the aim of living is not to be happy.
This is hardly the staple of most self-help books.
However Peterson’s 12 rules make a lot of sense:
Rule 1 Stand up straight with your shoulders back
Rule 2 Treat yourself like you would someone you are responsible for helping
Rule 3 Make friends with people who want the best for you
Rule 4 Compare yourself with who you were yesterday, not with who someone else is today
Rule 5 Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them
Rule 6 Set your house in perfect order before you criticise the world
Rule 7 Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)
Rule 8 Tell the truth – or, at least, don’t lie
Rule 9 Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t
Rule 10 Be precise in your speech
Rule 11 Do not bother children when they are skate-boarding
Rule 12 Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street
What do you think of his argument? What about his 'rules'?