How to become the best version of your designer-self
I recently finished reading one of the best books I’ve read this year. It’s Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.
Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist who teaches psychology at the University of Toronto.
The book is not as an easy read, but it’s well written and thought-provoking.
It outlines a broad and complete code for living life.
The material to support the validity of each rule comes from a mix of ancient wisdom — mainly through religious anecdotes — and scientific research from a breadth of psychological and physiological studies.
The book dives deep into how we interact with others, how we think, the consequences our actions have, and many other concepts that could allegedly make your life easier when applied.
If you’re into philosophy or psychology, this is worth picking up, if you haven’t already. If neither is what you’re into, pick it up anyway because it’s a damn insightful read.
There’s been all this buzz about Jordan Peterson’s book, with critics on left and right, so I thought I’d read it myself. Right, wrong, or somewhere in the middle, here are some of the connections I could see with our practices as designers.