A new book, 12 Rules For Life (2018), presents readers with an inventory of life's most urgent problems as well as challenges that have been in the human mind since the dawn of civilization. To help us live a meaningful life, author Jordan B. Peterson has compiled some of the most lasting philosophical and theological statements, as well as the teachings from some of our most beloved stories, into a collection of 12 principles. These clear and consistent rules, which draw on philosophy, psychology, history, and myth, may be followed by anybody.
We should study philosophy, according to Nietzsche, if we want to become better human beings in the long run. Stoicism is unlike any other school of philosophy in that it assists us in our desire to become better. More than two thousand years ago, this school of thought originated in Ancient Greece and stresses the significance of deeds over words – of living in the right manner rather than just saying the right thing – rather than just saying the right thing. In order to learn about Stoicism, let us delve into the lives and experiences of the Stoics themselves, and we will do just that. Travel back in time to Ancient Greece and Rome as you read the intriguing histories of the most prolific Stoic philosophers in this collection of lecture notes..
Obesity is often attributed to an excessive intake of calories. It is only one of hundreds of myths that have been instilled in us since we were young, according to Jason Fung, who calls it the "caloric fixation." They are not only founded on flawed research, but they are also directly responsible for everything from fruitless yo-yo diets to the fact that the real causes of obesity stay undiagnosed for far too long. These notes lay many of these old misconceptions to rest and get to the core of the matter in a straightforward manner. Based on the most recent medical studies, they demonstrate that the majority of fats are an important component of a balanced diet and that refined sugar and carbs are the primary drivers of obesity. Why? It all boils down to one hormone, insulin, which is responsible for regulating a wide range of physiological functions.
In our thoughts, there is a fascinating drama unfolding, a film-like storyline with two major characters that is full of twists, turns, drama, and suspense. System 1 is the impulsive, automatic, intuitive System 1, and System 2 is the thinking, methodical, and calculating System 2 are the two characteristics. As they compete against one another, their interactions influence the way we think, make judgements and choices, and behave as a result of our experiences. System 1 is the portion of our brain that works instinctively and abruptly, and which often operates without our conscious knowledge or permission. It is possible to encounter this system at work if you are exposed to an extremely loud and unexpected sound. What are you going to do? You most likely transfer your attention to the sound very quickly and instinctively after hearing it. System 1 is comprised of the following components:
Have you ever read a biography of a famous person in which the individual's success is ascribed to sheer dumb luck? If you have, you are not alone. Most likely not. Instead, when it comes to success tales, we like to believe that the individuals in question have achieved their position by their own abilities and hard work. This is the myth of the "self-made man," and these notes will demonstrate that it is based on sand rather than rock. You'll see how many invisible variables affect a person's success, and how many of those factors are outside the control of the individual in question. You will discover why Bill Gates and The Beatles were so successful; why your birthdate may have ruined your chances of being an ice hockey great; and what rice farming has to do with arithmetic abilities in these notes.