I have not been exposed to Jordan Peterson much directly. He is about my generation – maybe a dozen years older – and he has taken a lot of ideas that I also grew up with as he did – Joseph Campbell’s “the Power of Myth” was popular when I was a teenager and he was in college which was Gen X’s main first exposure to Jung – popular era for Jung – along with notions from the mythopoetic men’s rights movement of the late 80s/early 90s along with some of the religious syncretism big in the 90s; and cobbled them together into what I believe is a disasterous combination for men which ultimately disempowers them by putting a gender construct wall up, denying them the very promise that Jung was bringing (that of bringing together the masculine and feminine together in one person successfully), and tying it together with some really questionable evopsych. But I’m basing this on overviews I’d read here and there, both positive and negative through the years, and talking with his fans. I have no agreement or disagreement with you; I’m thinking of Peterson, the nice guy trope and how the notion of “if I follow rule a, get b” in society is part of the problem and peterson perpetuates it in his own fashion – which is fine for selling books and appearances – but not necessarily good for people to follow beyond a certain few basic things like “take some responsibility for yourself”

I have not been exposed to Jordan Peterson much directly. He is about my generation – maybe a dozen years older – and he has taken a lot of ideas that I also grew up with as he did – Joseph Campbell’s “the Power of Myth” was popular when I was a teenager and he was in college which was Gen X’s main first exposure to Jung – popular era for Jung – along with notions from the mythopoetic men’s rights movement of the late 80s/early 90s along with some of the religious syncretism big in the 90s; and cobbled them together into what I believe is a disasterous combination for men which ultimately disempowers them by putting a gender construct wall up, denying them the very promise that Jung was bringing (that of bringing together the masculine and feminine together in one person successfully), and tying it together with some really questionable evopsych.
But I’m basing this on overviews I’d read here and there, both positive and negative through the years, and talking with his fans.
I have no agreement or disagreement with you; I’m thinking of Peterson, the nice guy trope and how the notion of “if I follow rule a, get b” in society is part of the problem and peterson perpetuates it in his own fashion – which is fine for selling books and appearances – but not necessarily good for people to follow beyond a certain few basic things like “take some responsibility for yourself”

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