Beyond Order: Twelve More Rules for Life
In 12 Rules For Life, which has sold over 5 million copies around the world, acclaimed public thinker and clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan B. Peterson offered an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to modern anxieties. His insights have helped millions of readers and resonated powerfully around the world.
Now in this long-awaited companion volume, Dr. Peterson goes further, showing that part of life’s meaning comes from reaching out into the domain beyond what we know, and adapting to an ever- transforming world. While an excess of chaos threatens us with uncertainty, an excess of order leads to a lack of curiosity and creative vitality. Beyond Order therefore calls on us to balance the two fundamental principles of reality – order and chaos – and reveals the profound meaning that can be found on the path that divides them.
In times of instability and suffering, Dr. Peterson reminds us that there are sources of strength on which we can all draw: insights borrowed from psychology, philosophy, and humanity’s greatest myths and stories. Drawing on the hard-won truths of ancient wisdom, as well as deeply personal lessons from his own life and clinical practice, Dr. Peterson offers twelve new principles to guide readers towards a more courageous, truthful and meaningful life.
Dr. Peterson writes in the introduction, “I hope that people find this book as helpful personally, as they seem to have found the first set of 12 Rules. It has been a source of immense gratification that so many people have reported drawing strength from the thoughts and the stories I have had the privilege of bringing forth and sharing.”