12 Rules for Life: Order and Chaos

Work-life balance. There will always be the internal struggle of working too hard and spending too much time on the couch. When we have our nose to the grindstone, we want nothing more than to slow down, put our feet up and relax. Though, when we’re on yet another series binge on Netflix, we get bored and crave something more. Balancing the order and chaos in life is a key to living a happy life.

We eternally inhabit order, surrounded by chaos. We eternally occupy unknown territory, surrounded by the unknown. We experience meaningful engagement when we mediate appropriately between them… To straddle that fundamental duality is to be balanced: to have one foot firmly planted in order and security, and the other in chaos, possibility, growth and adventure. When life suddenly reveals itself as intense, gripping and meaningful; when time passes and you’re so engrossed in what you’re doing you don’t notice- it is there and then that you are located precisely on the border between order and chaos.” -Jordan Peterson (pg.43)

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 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Jordan Peterson’s Website

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