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The case of Socrates (Final – 12 Rules For Life) – Jordan B Peterson

Today we reach the final book excerpt from Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rule For Life. A lot of what the book espouses is about ‘delaying gratification’ (sacrifice) and pursuing what is meaningful and not what is expedient. Peterson uses the case

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Rescuing the Damned (Notes from Underground) – Jordan Peterson

Today’s Wednesday literature excerpt continues with Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules For Life book. For more information about the book and references to Jordan in my blog, you can read the first extract from his book here. In today’s piece Jordan

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7/03/22 – 13/03/22 Maajid Nawaz (Chinese-Rule), 14 Peaks (Nimsdai Purja) & Jimmy Carr.

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. #1780 – Maajid Nawaz (The Joe Rogan Experience) 19 FebVideo podcast at The Joe Rogan Experience Maajid Nawaz is a former Islamist turned counter-extremism

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12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos (2018) – Jordan Peterson

This Wednesday literature piece has been a long time coming. I have written extensively here about Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson including one of his biggest literary influences – Fyodor Dostoevesky who was the subject of the last few weeks’

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10/01/22 – 16/01/22 Tim Buckley, Big Ben & It’s Time to Live.

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Tim Buckley by Tim BuckleyArticle at Add Some Music To Your Day I wrote to the author Mick Macve of this excellent article how

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The Hugh Jackman Interview on the Tim Ferriss podcast

Yesterday morning I was trying to spice things up a bit by changing my morning routine. We are in strict quarantine here in Bogotá, Colombia, and my sector will be in it until the 18th of January. We have been

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The Top 5 Observation Blogger Posts celebrating Christmas

Let’s be honest, it has been a wretched year for most. I admit I am ordinarily a Scrooge come XMAS, but this year more than any other I truly, madly deeply want to celebrate this Christmas in all its glory.

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Jordan Peterson – Intelligence Squared Podcast

‘(41.20) Lack of Freedom is more probable than Freedom….(Freedom) is always under threat…I think the fact that many comedians now won’t perform on University campuses is a very good indication of that. That’s a canary in the coalmine scenario, that’

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Do you believe in Santa Claus?

Originally posted on Observation Blogger:
How Jordan Peterson might respond to the question (From Dr Beckerwood on Reddit): I act as if Santa Claus exists. People have often asked me (especially around this time of year) if I believe in…

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Ethics don’t scale. Naval Ravikat comments about Socialism

This recently popped up in my you tube feeder which gave me some food for thought: Naval Ravikat quoting Nassim Nicholas Taleb (or words to the effect): (starting from 4:40 in the above video) ‘With my family I’m a communist.

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