When bill C16 went for approval in Canada, Professor Jordan Peterson of Toronto University released a few videos on the topic. C16 gad to do with correct use of pronouns, concerning the LGBTQ community.
He took a big chance doing that, and it seemed to have hit a nerve. At an interview he gave later, he said that those few videos should have been it. By rights, he says, he should have had his “15 minutes” and that is it. He should have had his time, and gone back into obscurity. But he didn’t.
Something happened there, and Dr. Peterson began gaining popularity. His videos, and course lectures, began to garner a wide audience.
Dr. Peterson, a clinical psychologist, is all about real education. It is as if he is the teacher of all those things we wished we learned in college, but didn’t. He bases his lectures on the teachings of philosophers, religious texts, mythology, psychology, and psychoanalysis. He is one of the most well-articulated minds of our time, and he has just released his new book “12 Rules for Life – An Antidote to Chaos”. The book is doing well on the charts, and I don’t doubt it will be doing a lot better over time, once it gets around. I look forward to reading it soon.
The kind of education which Dr. Peterson puts forth is based on some of the most ancient texts we know of, and some of the more modern ones. He takes the 20th century as an example of how not to act, and makes a serious attempt at revitalizing old ideas which can benefit the modern man and woman.
Are colleges and universities dying? According to Dr. Peterson, some of them sure are. We need to find a new way of dealing with these crises.