Rule 3: Make Friends With People Who Want The Best For You

12 Rules For Life Book Summary (Jordan B. Peterson)

Alexander Emmanual Sandalis

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If you’ve ever wondered why some people find themselves in circles that end up being quite destructive to their character, habits, behaviour and their entire being, then this rule will shed light on how and why that occurs. It will also shed light on the opposite end — how some people end up in circles where it’s nothing but positivity, constructive, fulfilling, optimistic, momentum forward. Everyone knows somebody that is surrounded by nihilistic, negative people that bring them down. Comparatively, everybody knows someone who is always surrounded by positive people who are aiming up. So this rule will help explain the old adage,

“You are the average of the people you spend the most time around.”

We first have to question how do people end up in circles surrounded by people who are not good for them? Peterson eloquently states,

When people believe they don’t deserve any better, it seems like Peterson is suggesting that…

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Alexander Emmanual Sandalis

Self-reflective writings & book summaries on philosophy, psychology and human behaviour. Video’s + podcast → youtube.com/emmanualalexander