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Author: Jordan P. Peterson
Themen: Philosophie, Selbstreflexion, Gesellschaft
Meine Bewertung: 6/10
Das Buch in drei Sätzen:
- What are values society and individuals should hold?
- The circle of degration: When we are "defeated", our posture droops and we degrate ourselves.
- Chaos is the default. Humans are not friendly by nature
Was hat das Buch für mich verändert?
- Meine Definition von Chaos generell: Chaos ist der Normalzustand. Im Leben gibt es kaum Kontrolle. Die einzige Möglichkeit für Kontrolle ist die eigene Reaktion bzw. der eigene Umgang mit Chaos.
- Die Art und Weiße, wie ich selber von mir denke bezüglich Stärken, Schwächen, Erfolgen und Fehlern: Versuche dich selber so zu behandeln, wie du andere Menschen behandelst, die dir am Herzen liegen. Die Differenz ist größer als man meinen könnte.
Meine Top 3 Zitate
See the gold the dragon hoards, instead of shrinking in terror from the dragon.
Heaven is something you must build. Immortality is something you must earn.
People define their utopia and then bend their lives into knots trying to make it reality.
Values that J. Peterson poses for every young individual: Tell the truth, repair what is in disrepair, break down and recreate what is old and outdated.
The circle of degration
When we are defeated, our posture droops. We face the ground. We feel threatened, hurt, anxious and weak. The ancient part of your brain specialized for assessing dominance watches how you are treated by other people. On that evidence, it renders a determination of your value and assigns you a status. If you are judged by your peers as of little worth, the counter restricts serotonin availability. That makes you much more physically and psychologically reactive to circumstances. When operating at the bottom, the ancient brain counter assumes that even the smallest unexpected impediment might produce an uncontrollable chain of negative events, which will have to be handled alone, as useful friends are rare at the bottom. It will render you impulsive, so that, for example, you will jump at any short-term mating opportunities, or any possibilities of pleasure, no matter how sub-par.
The effects of high status
If you have a high status, mechanics assume that your niche is secure, productive and safe, and that you are well buttressed with social support. It thinks the chance that something will damage you is low and can be safely discounted. Change might be opportunity, instead of disaster. The serotonin flows plentifully. This renders you confident and calm, standing tall and straight, and much less on constant alert. Because your position is secure, the future is likely to be good for you. It’s worthwhile to think in the long term and plan for a better tomorrow. You don’t need to grasp impulsively at whatever crumbs come your way, because you can realistically expect good things to remain available. You can delay gratification, without forgoing it forever. You can afford to be a reliable and thoughtful citizen.
The self-fulfilling character of anxiety
Our anxiety systems are very practical. They assume that anything you run away from is dangerous. The proof of that is, of course, the fact you ran away.