We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Evolution is built on the twin pillars of Competition and Cooperation. Throw in Specialization from cells to individual interests/skills and you get a variety of means and methods of resource acquisition. Society must have its rules and mores in order to promote cooperation and dampen down the aggression into acceptable channels.
It is great that Dr. Peterson is teaching kids this and how to apply it their lives in practical ways. Knowing the rules for success makes life more productive and better resource acquisition.
"Games Mother Never Taught You" is a valuable guide for young women--and perhaps now young men--who were never taught how to negotiate effectively for themselves. You don't get a raise by sulking when no one offers you one spontaneously, nor by demanding one without considering what's in it for your boss.
To misquote from the move "Amadeus"; Too many words.
I like Jorden Peterson ands sometimes he is 100% perceptive. But geez is he long winded. But this video was more than long winded it was all over the place, jumping around, sidetracked, lost attention/point. Don't get me wrong, I liked the point he made but after two minutes I began to worry for his sanity.
Agree. I talk to academics all the time and they are similarly long winded. I think a large part of this comes from teaching because you don't get everyone's attention simultaneously so you have to repeat your thought in a dozen different ways in the hope that you will eventually get your point across to everyone.
A more simple explanation is that as academics have a captive audience for 50 minutes, they see no need to be concise. For contrast, a salesman needs to have a quick pitch, as he knows no customer will put up with his talking for 50 minutes.