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What do you think of Jordan Peterson's self-help speeches?

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hmmmmmm's avatar

Peterson is a large right-wing figure. I’m surprised people have never heard of him. If you like your “self-help” speeches laced with misogyny, transphobia, anti-worker, anti-science, and self-victimization themes, presented in the voice of Kermit the frog, Peterson would be appropriate.

ragingloli's avatar

Well, he is in Russia right now, doing some crackpot induced coma procedure, to treat his prescription medication addiction, a procedure which resulted in neurological damage.

So how useful can his advice really be?

elbanditoroso's avatar

Largely ineffective. Like so many of this sort of lecturer, he is in it for the money, not to help you.

Nuggetmunch's avatar

@elbanditoroso he’s a clinical psychologist though. But yeah I too find his words just as generic as any other self proclaimed life coach. I don’t know why he’s popular so I thought maybe there’s a perspective I failed to see hence the question. But yeah I share your view as well.

Caravanfan's avatar

He’s an asshole.

Demosthenes's avatar

Read his book “12 Rules for Life” and you’ll get a sense of what he’s about. (I started it but haven’t finished it). It’s sure started some interesting debates on Goodreads.

Zaku's avatar

I think he should be ignored, and retire. And/or ridiculed.

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ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I have heard a few of his speeches and did not hear a word of “misogyny, transphobia, anti-worker, anti-science, and self-victimization themes” His tone does come off a tad asshole-ish though.

flo's avatar

He says you call/(refer to people when they are not there), by their name, not by their pronoun.

flo's avatar

…. or not by their eye color, etc. Is that anti something?

flo's avatar

Quote the ridiculoius (anti x y, z) things he says.

flo's avatar

It’s been 32 minutes.

Nuggetmunch's avatar

@Demosthenes thank you I’ll check it out!

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