4 reasons not to commit suicide, according to Dr Jordan Peterson

(Justin Brown) #1

Read the full article here: https://ideapod.com/4-reasons-for-living-according-to-dr-jordan-peterson/

“I plan on taking my own life very soon. Why shouldn’t I?” The room fell into a deafening silence; the audience waited with baited breath for Dr Peterson’s response. “I don’t know if I should address it,” Dr Peterson began, continuing: “but I’ll give it a shot (it’s important) because it’s very serious.” Dr Peterson…

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(Justin Brown) #2

Lately I’ve found myself a bit frustrated with the sensationalism of Jordan Peterson. I don’t like the way he uses his Facebook and Twitter accounts to whip up frenzied mobs to attack his opponents. He seems to be erecting straw men to take down as well. He seems a true narcissist at times.

Yet I continue to admire the clarity of his thinking. Writing this article above was particularly meaningful to me. I found this part particularly thought provoking:

When it comes to Peterson, he’s someone that we’ll continue to write about on Ideapod. We’ll explore his ideas and situate it in the context of modern day society and where we’re headed as a species. I’ll continue doing this myself being critical of some things he does while also highlighting some of the great things he’s doing.

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(Justin Brown) #5

Hi Minter, nice to see you here, it’s been a while :slight_smile:

It’s interesting you bring up Sam Harris. I’m not a fan at all. I detect similar levels of narcissism as I do with Peterson. Also, he disingenuously relates his interaction with Noam Chomsky quite often in his podcast. I tried to write a bit about it here:

(Bob Copeland) #6

I don’t disagree with Jordan Peterson’s points in principle. The only thing I have to add that we don’t have any guarantees of the next life. If there isn’t anything after this life, then we haven’t any worries. If there’s something after this life then there’s a possibility that your life now is relatively blissful in spite of your problems compared to the next life if whoever, whatever that runs this universe doesn’t see things your way. Don’t forget we live in a space composed of various “limits” in which the speed of light is one of them. Also, don’t forget we’re all mostly notorious in our ability to guess the future.

(Richard Jones) #7

I have become more and more engaged with Jordan Peterson. I work in the mental health field. I have for 20 plus years. I’m a licensed therapist and an entrepreneur who has started several businesses and services in the space. The sharp increase in suicide has been troubling and almost surreal. Add to it overdose deaths and the “loneliness” epidemic and if makes you wonder. A public figure like Jordan Peterson may be just what the world needs. I deal with an untimely death weekly-usually a person under the age of 30. Usually a white male. Again this weekend. 25 years old. Suicide. Very strange times.

(Mel Saint) #8

Very simple: you will go directly to hell. It’s an instant access to see Lucifer. “God giveth, God taketh away”.
God gave us our lives and He is the only who can take it away. I don’t know why Peterson decided to skirt on that, maybe to appease the PC people. As majority of Caucasians now are veering towards either Atheism or Agnosticism. Hell is real, whether you believe it or not. No amount of rationalization can ever change that fact.

(Justin Brown) #9

What’s your rationalization for the “fact” that “Hell is real”?

(ACD) #10

I think that taking one’s own life is reasonable under certain circumstances but it is the most subjective choice one can make.