Rule #6: Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.

Peterson begins and maintains through chapter 6 that “Life is in truth very
hard”. Examples in this chapter include weighty topics like suicide and the
Columbine High School shooting in 1999.

Peterson is quick to point out that, though most of us will never be driven
to commit hostile acts against ourselves or others, the impulse to destroy
our own life in other ways seems increasingly pervasive in our culture.

He asks, “How can a person who is awake avoid outrage at the world?”

There is so much wrong with the world. And yet there is so much right.
He shares several examples of people who have overcome incredible
obstacles to make their lives matter in a world full of hurt. And he
encourages us to do the same.

Peterson suggests several helpful steps for cleaning up your life and pursuing meaning, namely taking responsibility for your
actions and reversing destructive habits.

He writes…
“Start to stop doing what you know to be wrong.” – Jordan Peterson.
This is some of the simplest yet most impactful advice in the book.

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