Frases de Jordan Peterson
Fecha de nacimiento: 12. Junio 1962
Jordan Bernt Peterson es un psicólogo clínico, crítico cultural y profesor de psicología canadiense. Sus principales áreas de estudio son la psicología anormal, social y de la personalidad, con un interés particular en la psicología de las creencias religiosas e ideológicas, y la evaluación y mejora de la personalidad y el rendimiento laboral. Dicta clases en la Universidad de Toronto.
Publicó su primer libro, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief , en 1999 y está disponible de manera gratuita en su sitio web personal. Su segundo libro,12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos , fue publicado en enero de 2018.
Posee un canal de YouTube en el que publica las grabaciones de sus clases, entre otros contenidos. En 2016, Peterson publicó una serie de videos en los que criticaba la corrección política y el proyecto de ley C-16 del gobierno canadiense. Por estos videos, comenzó a recibir una importante atención mediática.
Frases Jordan Peterson
„Creo que la verdad es lo mas valioso, aunque tiene que estar incrustado de amor. Lo que quiero decir con esto es que la verdad debe servir al mayor bien imaginable. Para mí, eso es lo mejor para cada individuo, de la manera que a la vez es lo mejor para la familia, el estado y la naturaleza misma. Pero solo puedes querer eso bueno si amas el Ser.“
„We require routine and tradition. That’s order. Order can become excessive, and that’s not good, but chaos can swamp us, so we drown—and that is also not good. We need to stay on the straight and narrow path.“
— Jordan Peterson, libro 12 Rules for Life
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, Overture
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„Human beings are the sort of creature who has to know what to do when they don't know what to do. That's very paradoxical, and what we do is we prepare to do everything. We're on guard, and we prepare to do everything. It's very very stressful, but also something that's very engaging. It's something that heightens consciousness.“
„So what mediates between the domains of order and chaos? Consciousness, as far as I can tell. It's the hero, that's one way of thinking about it. It's the Logos, that's another way of thinking about it. It's the word that generates order out of chaos at the beginning of time. It's the consciousness that's interacting with the matter of the world produces Being. That's basically it. That's basically you, for all intents and purposes. So how do we do that? Well, the unconscious does it to some degree, because it's with our fantasy that we first meet the unknown.“
„You can kill people with compassion. That's the Freudian Oedipal situation. Think about working in a nursing home. There's a rule of thumb that we can use as a guide when interacting with people in general. It is this: Do not do anything for anyone that they can do themselves. You just steal it from them. Imagine that you're working with elderly people. It might be easier to do something for them than to let them struggle through it. You just speed their demise by taking away their last vestiges of independence. People do the same thing with kids. The answer is: struggle through it. When people struggle through things on their own, using their own abilities - they learn how to live. You have to be one heard-hearted sonofabitch to allow this, but it's what's best for people. Think about that. What's the alternative? If we cater to people all the time, then we end up becoming a major cause of them becoming people who are always catered to. This is an incredibly important lesson in the triumph of fostering independence over casual compassion.“
„I know that the evidence for genuine religious experience is incontrivertible, but it's not explicable. So I don't want to explain it away… I want to pull back from that and leave it as a fact and a mystery, and then we're going to look at this from a rational perspective, and say that the initial formulation of the idea of God was an attempt to abstract out the ideal and to consider it as an abstraction outside its instantiation. And that's good enough. It's an amazing thing if it's true. But I don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater.“
„The kids are starting to burn this place and to trash it. They're dragging a grand piano down the stairs. It's the destruction of high culture, about which they're nothing but cynical, because they don't believe that hard work and sacrifice can produce something of any value. They want to bring it down and destroy it. You can see it in the story of Cain and Abel. Abel is hard working and everyone likes him, and he makes the proper sacrifices, so his life goes really well. And that's part of the reason that Cain hates him. He's jealous and resentful, but worse than that – if you're not doing very well and you're around someone who is doing very well it's painful, because the mere fact of their Being judges you. And so it's very easy to want to destroy that ideal so that you don't have to live with the terrible consequences of seeing it embodied in front of you. And so part of the reason that people want to tear things down is so that they don't have anything to contrast themselves against and to feel bad. And that's exactly what's happening here. Kids are destroying all of this culture, because the fact that it exists judges them.“
2017 Maps of Meaning 4: Marionettes and Individuals (Part 3) [54:55-56:15]
Maps of Meaning
2017 Personality 21: Performance Prediction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7GKmznaqsQ
„I think that truth is the highest value, although it has to be embedded in love. What I mean by that is that truth should serve the highest good imaginable. For me, that is what is best for each individual, in the manner that is simultaneously best for the family, and the state, and nature itself. But you can only want that good if you love Being.“