In this video essay, I go over the rise and fall of our beloved Jordan Peterson. No, he’s not dead, but he checked himself into rehab a few months ago. This video adventures through his journey from being an eccentric college teacher to becoming famous and hated, to breaking down under the load of social media, haters, and generally bad people.
Jordan Peterson was a great force in my life, and most importantly, my change to becoming a better man. And I’ve seen how he’s been battled in public over the last years by really hostile and stupid people. So I felt the need to make a tribute video where I go over his famous life and all he did.
He also wrote the book 12 Rules for Life which I would highly recommend reading. For anybody. I guess the title is self-explanatory.
My youtube clip highlights his rise to internet fame, mostly due to the gender pronouns issue and the interview on Channel 4, which made him very famous (“So you’re saying?”), including his great lectures about what true masculinity is. What real toxic masculinity is, not what feminists portray it to be, and what women really want in a man.
Naturally, this stirred up the outrage-culture. The people that have nothing to contribute but being outraged on social media. And sadly, that mob is usually very powerful. Hence why his fall was inevitable.
I’m sure he will come back, and keep teaching because it’s just his thing. For now though, he sadly is off the stage. But luckily, we still have his lectures. Some snippets I put in the video to experience his greatness.
A big part of Jordan’s lessons revolve around the idea to “Clean your room.” which means to fix your own life first, before you go out trying to fix the world. He was a big influence on my blog in general. And with the 90-day self-project, you can do exactly that. Fight yourself for 90 days. Fight your vices, and become a better person. Instead of an outrage loser.