Rule 3: Make Friends With People Who Want The Best For You
12 Rules For Life Book Summary (Jordan B. Peterson)
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 that it may stem from an issue with self esteem and confidence, rooted in a litany of childhood/adult trauma that has suffocated their being — the light that is surrounded by someone’s existence.
These are questions. We don’t know the answer. I don’t. Peterson suggests he doesn’t, these are complex questions provoking thought.
Rescuing The Damned
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