A Not So Random TEDtalk
Recently I have come across the thoughts (lectures and written words) of Jordan Peterson. I find his passionate and concise articulation on meaning and coping with the often tragic realities of life to be very eye-opening.
Not only is he providing insight into our minds work from a physiological perspective (starting with a very honest assertion that we cannot conceive or understand of everything there is to be conceived), but also from a cultural 'road-map' to the mind that crosses both history and psychology.
I am grateful for the opportunity to delve more into these ideas and insights. The professor has recently published a book called "12 Rules For Life, An Antidote To Chaos", which I was lucky enough to purchase on sale yesterday. So far I've gotten part way through the Foreword, and am already inspired. Today I stumbled upon the above Ted Talk about meaning and it has reinforced my enthusiasm and positive outlook.
I look forward to sharing what I take away from this new knowledge as I begin to process it. As Professor Peterson states in crystal clear clarity to students at Harvard in a separate gem found on Youtube, a simple thing to do is if you are looking for meaning in your life, is to use your talents to reduce unnecessary suffering.