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Jordan Peterson's 12th Rule & Homeric Glory

Rule 12: Pet a Cat When You Encounter One on the Street.

This podcast I seek to answer Jordan Peterson's fundamental question posed in Chapter 12: "Is there any coherent alternative given the self-evidence horrors of existence? Can Being itself, with its malarial mosquitoes, child soldiers, and degenerative neurological diseases truly be justified?"

With reference to:

  • Homeric heroes and gods in The Iliad and The Odyssey

  • Peterson's own unique literary criticism

  • Blood Upon The Risers

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Ambitious Guest."

  • Ayn Rand's "Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged"

  • Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • Stoic philosophy

  • And Much more!

Does Peterson have the proper perspective on Man's metaphysical nature and the metaphysical nature of reality or has he perpetrated an error that leads him to see the world through a prism of pain, suffering and agony? Is LIFE suffering? As Peterson says, Or is there a way to see the world differently. If you're a fan of Jordan Peterson I hope you'll join me on this final installment of my intellectual journey through the lectures and books of a controversial, interesting, erroneous, and brilliant thinker.


by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

It little profits that an idle king,