The friends of Jordan Peterson

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    I agree. Peterson is not the wise, old sage that you clearly are.
     
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    THe man is literally a genius, and only a liar or a fool would claim otherwise.
     
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    He is not a genius and I am neither a liar or a fool. His beliefs are fundamentally flawed.
     
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    What do you consider the greatest flaw?
     
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    I will pick one, not necessarily of the most import.

    He believes the antidote to moral relativism is found in meaning. But meaning is itself, relative.
     
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    If you have meaning in your life, you know that it is not "relative".
     
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    Dr. Peterson is not talking about how one might act in a "Zen" world; he is talking about how humans function and have functioned and what we can do now in the present conditions.
    Of course, all words, all language, all names/nouns are relative in an absolute, existential sense.
     
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    When one starts out with a faulty premise it is only natural to end up with a faulty conclusion. That is part of the challenge we face together.

    Peterson may very well be helpful to some. I don't believe he offers a way forward for us all.
     

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