12 Rules for Life (Animated) – Jordan Peterson

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there is chaos in the world it comes in
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a variety of shapes and sizes and
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individual and family levels as well as
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from within larger corporations and even
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higher cosmic levels but why is it so
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pervasive well because it’s the natural
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state of everything entropy is another
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more scientific sounding word for the
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degrading force of chaos which seeks to
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ruin anything and everything now it
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requires effort and energy to set things
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right again to put them back in order
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it is a forceful and rightful
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application of this effort and energy
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that will help keep chaos at bay in our
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own personal lives it’ll help us live
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peaceful lives of purpose and meaning
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and make our institutions more aligned
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to their duty dr. Jordan Peterson lays
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out 12 rules to help turn this chaos
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into order and the rest of this video is
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based off of Jordan Peterson’s book the
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12 rules for life which seemed to be a
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great list of cliches to live a happy
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meaningful and successful life number
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one stand up straight with your
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shoulders back standing up straight
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that’s two powerful things it exerts
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dominance and confidence and it also
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shows that you accept responsibility
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further research has actually shown that
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a physical stature even a small muscle
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movement can affect your emotions for
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example gradually making a sad face will
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make you feel sad likewise having a
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stooped posture with your head hanging
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low leaves you susceptible to appearing
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as though your lower status now it’s
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hard to accept responsibility for your
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actions when you’re slouching or
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sprawled out on the floor by being
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upright with your shoulders back and
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your feet shoulder-width apart
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you exude a confidence and a willingness
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to take meaningful action it is this
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that separates people from animals being
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able to recognize your own actions
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number two treat yourself like someone
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you are responsible for helping there’s
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a famous golden rule that goes do unto
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others as you would have them do unto
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you the truth is many people are
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terrible at looking at themselves this
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is often seen at research from the
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medical field people don’t take their
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medicine they don’t take it at the right
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time they don’t take the right ones and
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they don’t take the right amount of
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medicine however people are usually
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really good at taking care of their pets
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think about it you buy them food you
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feed them every day you’ll wash them
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when they need it and if they start
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limping or puking you take them straight
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to the vet so improve your own health
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exercise your mind motivate yourself and
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seize the greatness that is within you
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if
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not for yourself than to be better able
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to take care of those that you love
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number three make friends with people
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who want the best for you friends are
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amazing they add excitement humor and
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joy to your life without friends people
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become a shrunken shell of what they
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could become
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a so called dark and twisted hermit
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friends also act on one another
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driving one another to become something
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different for example a group of men who
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are friends probably look very similar
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to each other have the same habits
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whether they’re good or bad and laugh at
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the same jokes and because of what
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friends can do to us we have one heavy
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responsibility to choose friends that
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will be healthy influences and not toxic
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ones choose your friends carefully
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number four compare yourself to who you
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were yesterday not to who someone else
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is today assigning value to something is
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entirely natural in a more common use of
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the term value people use it to measure
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themselves against the progress of other
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people he makes more money her children
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are smarter they drive a better car this
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is utterly an inherently
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self-destructive these kind of beliefs
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will build resentment anger and
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self-loathing not only for the other
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person either but for yourself
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all of this diminish your own sense of
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self your personal valuation and your
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feeling of autonomy therefore you should
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strive to become a better person even if
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it’s just a 1% better each week than you
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were before if you do this continually
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for 71 weeks you’ll be twice the person
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that you were before number 5 don’t let
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your children do anything that makes you
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dislike them at first glance this rule
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might sound a little strange suppose a
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child is treated in one of two
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ineffective parenting styles either
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permissive or authoritarian permissive
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parents dote on their child even when
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the child has done something bad or
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wrong on the other hand authoritarian
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parents are at the other end of the
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spectrum layering on so many rules and
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iron-fisted punishments that the child
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feels they have no sense of reasonable
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freedom let me say I have no children
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and I’ll be the first to say that
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parenting is a bloody difficult task
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however in both of these cases the child
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will be socially stunted and have
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problems fitting in to the broader
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society because we all know there’s a
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bunch of intricacies in gray’ moral
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areas if a child’s parents are to love
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them and support them but are driven mad
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by certain things that the child does
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then there’s a low likelihood that
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anyone else in society will also
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tolerate that kind of behavior and if
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society doesn’t
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tolerate him it could leave the child
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feeling isolated and with all kinds of
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problems
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basically if you don’t like something
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that your child does neither will
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society so it’s your job as a parent to
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put an end to it
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also you need to understand as a parent
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your own capacity for bad and egregious
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behaviors and try to introduce your
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child to the world in appropriately
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sized doses again I don’t have children
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but this is what the book recommends but
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number six set your house in perfect
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order before you criticize the world how
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is someone supposed to set themselves in
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perfect order this kind of question
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misses the entire point the idea is not
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that you must live perfectly but that
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you must be willing to deeply introspect
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and examine your life and your choices
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in order to prevent future mistakes
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basically stop doing things that are
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objectively bad for you or that you know
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to be a bad idea for example this could
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be stopping smoking or maybe letting go
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of a toxic relationship don’t rush to
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judge and blame others for the problems
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of the world
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I think this step can be summed up in
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one quote if every man sweeps his own
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porch and the whole world would be clean
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number seven pursue what is meaningful
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not what is expedient President Kennedy
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put eloquently in 1962 we choose to go
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to the moon in this decade and do other
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things not because they are easy but
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because they are hard nobody ever said
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that life was fair nobody ever said that
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we were born to live a happy life
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everyone will endure suffering and if
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you don’t think you’re suffering right
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now then you need to know you were in
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the few of the billions of people who
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have lived on this planet and suffer and
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they suffer daily anyways I like
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Jordan’s idea that life isn’t supposed
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to be happy it’s not supposed to be fair
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or fun it’s supposed to be meaningful
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that means you will suffer but your
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suffering should be worth the life that
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you live in the life you’re leaving
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behind again do what is meaningful not
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what is fun or easy in the moment number
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eight tell the truth or at least don’t
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lie social trust is a difficult thing to
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achieve and can be quickly lost through
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an indiscretion or even a simple
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misunderstanding social trust is crucial
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and not just for well-functioning
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businesses but also for sustaining the
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forward progress of society and the
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happiness of the individuals within that
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society the truth in this instance comes
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with a big tea it’s a conglomeration of
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personal truth of experiences the
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keeping of promises and contracts and
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the accurate description and
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understanding of reality here’s a little
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example you might
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say that 70 degrees is warm and I might
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say that 70 degrees is cold in a sense
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we are both telling our own truths even
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if they’re different the important part
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is to tell your own truth
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number 9 assume that the person you’re
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listening to might know something that
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you don’t if what you hold to be true
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must be forced upon others is that truth
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that you hold really that powerful a
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part of the truth is that you shouldn’t
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have to proclaim it others should find
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it through their own research if it’s so
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true and righteous then it should be
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able to withstand honest scrutiny and
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either emerge stronger be modified or be
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cast aside as a lie social progress and
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personal development will only happen if
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people are willing to take a deep look
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at themselves and realize that while
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they might know a great many things and
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comparison to the great sea of all human
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knowledge in the cosmos any one person
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knows practically nothing I think this
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can be some down into being humble
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because if you’re humble you will always
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listen to other people remember ten be
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precise in your speech when two or more
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people debate or discuss a particular
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topic precision and speech is very
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important because without it it becomes
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impossible to understand exactly what is
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being discussed for example if there’s
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an argument between a couple it does no
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good to dredge up things in the past
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instead you should try to focus on
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what’s causing the problem right now
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don’t use a paint roller when a fine
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brush will do as another example when
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some people save faith what they mean is
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belief without evidence while other
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people mean complete trust and these are
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two very different things and I suppose
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the difference is the cause of many
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debates for example you might have
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belief without evidence that when you
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sit in a new chair that it will hold you
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up even if you have no evidence of the
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chairs weight limits or you’ve never
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seen someone else sit in it however you
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might also have complete trust that when
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you sit down in the same chair that
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you’ve sat in for years which again is a
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form of evidence that the chair will
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hold you up in both cases the people
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will say that they had faith that the
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chair would hold them up but they mean
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different things being able to describe
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exactly what you do not understand or
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what makes you unhappy or unproductive
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is the first step in improving any
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situation if there is a problem the
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first step is to clearly define it
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number 11 do not bother children when
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they’re skateboarding as mentioned
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earlier there’s two detrimental styles
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of parenting permissive and Authority
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area
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even more prevalent today is the style
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of helicopter parenting now this kind of
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parenting is very controlling but it
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comes with a warm Pleasant and a helpful
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face the helicopter parent lives a life
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of perpetual fear for their child that
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maybe their child will eat a piece of
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Halloween candy that contains a razor
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blade this kind of thinking leaves
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children unprepared for the rough and
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tough environment of school unsure of
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how to navigate novel social situations
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and completely unable to take
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appropriate and calculated risk whenever
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they become adults skateboarding teaches
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children about their own limits and it
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uses the pain of failure as a learning
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tool for setting boundaries which as you
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know can be modulated as your skill
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increases you can do more difficult
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tricks skateboarding along with other
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physically demanding activities teaches
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children how to handle their own fear
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and when to push against it ultimately
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you end up with two very different
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children who will grow up in the two
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very different adults risk takers and
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the risk-averse each of these types of
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adults have their strengths and to put
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it bluntly if your house or apartment
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building catches fire who do you want
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rushing in to rescue you one who knows
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how to control their fear or one who is
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dominated by it
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number 12 pet a cat when you encounter
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one on the street the point here is not
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to seek out every cuddly creature on the
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sidewalk or in the wild and try to give
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it a pat on the head because some cats
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are feral and some dogs are service
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animals that are best left alone to
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their work what this instead means is
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that people need to stop what they’re
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doing from time to time and just be
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present in the moment and appreciate the
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wonderful beauty and peace that is all
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around us you hear on the news all the
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time about bad things happening but for
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example the United States has way less
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murders happening now than happened a
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hundred years ago almost everyone has
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the availability through the wide
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knowledge of the internet basically
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everyone has access to clean running
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water take some time to appreciate the
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little things
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