MORE IDEAS FROM THE ARTICLE
Humans are essentially full of darkness, and that is now visible in social media with the flood of hatred, abuse, and outrage.
Happiness is just a side effect of good things happening. It is temporary, fleeting and unpredictable.
Do not make happiness into a constant desire or purpose.
If you have your internal critic under control, use it to your advantage. The critic should look at internal and external imperfections and identify what can be fixed and what cannot.
Most issues can’t be solved immediately. It can be tempting to skip this step, but persevere. Start small, be honest with yourself without being too harsh and act consistently, for the future is not determined.
Peterson believes fathers and children push each other’s limits to “find out where they are.” He cites the fact that kids in a family with a father do better than single-parent families, not citing “families with a mother.” He also believes that a heterosexual nuclear family is the smallest, viable human unit and that going below that comes at a price.
But he admits that women are parents too and that treating gay families in a post-modernist fashion is gerrymandering questions without facing moral responsibilities. In the end, Peterson ignores the power of parental love, the fact that fathers are predominantly at fault for broken homes and that there is no long-term data set on gay families since their acceptance is a recent phenomenon.