Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Dr. Jordan Peterson, author of 12 Rules for Life and Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life, about giving motivational life advice while struggling with his recovery, major depression, finding balance between order and chaos, his past struggles with alcohol, how to let go of resentment, how to take responsibility for your life, how to deal with trauma that haunts you and how to ensure a healthy relationship. Jordan begins by discussing the past two years and his recovery. He describes the severe depression that runs in his family. He discusses the toll the chronic stress of constant controversy and attacks by the mainstream media have taken on him. He acknowledges the odd position he finds himself in as someone who gives advice while his own life has come apart. Jordan reveals the origins of 12 Rules for Life and the importance of order in his new book. He talks about the severe consequences of unmanaged chaos in one’s life and dealing with stress that results from it. He shares how bringing order to aspects of your life can reduce social anxiety. He also discusses the importance of institutional change, but also making sure that we are protecting social institutions from being torn down. Jordan talks about his own struggles with drinking too much alcohol and why he decided to quit drinking. Jordan discusses how to deal with regret in a way that helps you improve yourself. Jordan discusses the importance of using shame and regret as indicators of what bad habits in your life may need some attention. He also discusses the importance of the good vs evil motif and its presence in all of the great books. Jordan discusses the importance of facing the truth and paying attention to negative emotions like jealousy and why letting go of resentment is so important. He also discusses how you can find more meaning in your life by finding opportunity where others have decided to not take responsibility. Jordan shares how you can know that you have emotional baggage and past trauma that has not been properly addressed. He also gives sound relationship and marriage advice to maintain the romance of a relationship.
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