50) Dirty Feet (TW: suicide, sexual assault)

My feet are sore.  The good kind of sore like a scab you poke, because it’s fun to hurt a little bit.  It makes you feel alive. You told me about barefoot hiking.  You were right.  It made me slow down a lot. My feet are dirty.  I’m glad I’m alone.  But I wish I…

49) Jordan Peterson: Part 4: The problem of Collective Assholeification

What is an asshole? ….I should clarify the question…..I don’t mean it literally.  Just in case you didn’t realize that.  😉  I mean….it would be pretty silly, wouldn’t it, if someone were to answer my question with a literal answer? “An asshole is the hole in your butt out of which you expel feces.  And…

48) citizens > politicians

Why do we elect a person, be it a drama teacher, real estate developer, business owner or community organizer, and then care excessively about what they say? We have legions of experts who study things for their whole lives and could communicate directly to the public. Instead of us arguing about what some politician said…

47) Jordan Peterson, Part 3: The Bucko Mistake; Sub-section 2: Metaphorically Terrible Advice

Second, the metaphoric. Posture-straightening aside, Jordan’s Rule #1 is obviously about so much more — it’s about being Alpha, not beta.  It’s about facing the terrible existential burden of life, accepting your individual responsibility, and applying yourself to the challenges in front of you.  It’s about entering situations with confidence, with a can-do mentality.  I…

46) Jordan Peterson: Part 3: The Bucko Mistake; Sub-section 1: Literally Terrible Advice

(from https://www.reddit.com/r/Jordan_Peterson_Memes/comments/5ywcxt/sort_yourself_out_bucko/) Jordan pulls no punches in his public statements, calling entire university departments illegitimate and advocating for their de-funding, calling people who espouse “Leftist” or “socialist” views intellectually naive, subscribers to a murderous ideology, malevolent.  blah blah blah I imagine Jordan should expect people to pull no punches in return.  So…okay…. Jordan’s book, 12 Rules…

44) Jordan Peterson, Part 2: More problems…; Subsection 2: Bear Food reasoning in Darwinian/Functionalist clothing

Accusing Jordan of Bear Food reasoning is, I admit, a Straw Man attack if it’s taken superficially.  I mean, c’mon, you’ve watched the YouTube videos; Jordan DESTROYS weak Leftie arguments with ease…. He is way too smart to build so much of his thinking on top of such elemental errors in reasoning, logic flaws that…

43) Jordan Peterson, Part 2: More Problems with Fundamental Assumptions; Sub-section 1: The Naturalistic Fallacy

— from — https://www.google.ca/search?q=running+away+from+a+bear&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjtjd6Ng_LdAhVk2oMKHUJxDOsQ_AUIDigB&biw=1422&bih=780#imgrc=WH65B9lCNXoMQM: Sub-section 1: The Naturalistic Fallacy I get a kick out of the old joke — How fast do you need to run in order to outrun a bear? …. You know, faster than the other guy….. …………… The weird thing about getting eaten by bears is that it IS totally natural,…

41) Jordan Peterson, Part 1, Subsection 4: Moral Foolishness

(from https://geektyrant.com/news/netflixs-voltron-legendary-defender-has-a-78-episode-commitment-season-3-premieres-in-2017) Let’s take a look for a moment at what you end up with when you put together what we covered in the previous two essays: Philosophical Foolishness and Theoretical Foolishness. You get a view of human nature that is disturbingly unbalanced, highlighting the parts of our evolutionary heritage that are most compatible with…

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