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Show summary We’re halfway through our Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos book review/discussion series. In this episode, we chat about how suffering is a part of the human condition and how we confront it using stoicism and individual responsibility (RULE 6 / Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world). Show notes - Can you ever “set your house in perfect order”? - How some people retrospectively see their suffering as a learning opportunity - The bathroom attendant story… what would you do? - Leo Tolstoy’s nihilistic view on human existence and life… is it cowardly not to be vengeful and displeased with Being itself? - Does RULE 6 conflict with RULE 8? - Applied Stoicism can potentially help one avoid breaking RULE 6 - Dennis’ dilemma about Marcus Aurelius’ brand of Stoicism - “Every person is too complex to know themselves completely, and we all contain wisdom that we cannot comprehend.” - Jordan B. Peterson - We should all start assigning responsibility to individuals for their actions and not the groups or things they are associated with

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