Ex - teacher of English and German, retired since AUG 2015.
Teacher at the DHPS Windhoek, Namibia, from 1988-2004.
Living in North Germany near LG and at the Gold Coast in QLD Australia.
German Language Adviser of the Goethe-Institut Sydney from 1998 - 2005,
based in Brisbane, Education QUEENSLAND.
Coordinator & Director at Fritz Reuter Gymnasium, Dannenberg (Elbe) from 2005 - 2012.
Active blogger and active citizen plus digital nomad - from time to time ...
Bret Weinstein acknowledges Peterson‘ s approach of psychology and relates it to his evolution theories of biology – great interview – I enjoyed it! Great questions and clear answers by Bret Weinstein. Will further follow this discussion, of course …
„If you pay attention to what you do and say, you can learn to feel a state of internal division and weakness when you are misbehaving and misspeaking. It’s an embodied sensation, not a thought. I experience an internal sensation of sinking and division, rather than solidity and strength, when I am incautious with my acts and words. It seems to be centred in my solar plexus, where a large knot of nervous tissue resides. I learned to recognize when I was lying, in fact, by noticing this sinking and division, and then inferring the presence of a lie. It often took me a long time to ferret out the deception. Sometimes I was using words for appearance. Sometimes I was trying to disguise my own true ignorance of the topic at hand. Sometimes I was using the words of others to avoid the responsibility of thinking for myself.“
Quoted from 12 Rules For Life by J B Peterson, check out via Youtube …
„A child who pays attention, instead of drifting, and can play, and does not whine, and is comical, but not annoying, and is trustworthy—that child will have friends wherever he goes. His teachers will like him, and so will his parents. If he attends politely to adults, he will be attended to, smiled at and happily instructed. He will thrive, in what can so easily be a cold, unforgiving and hostile world. Clear rules make for secure children and calm, rational parents. Clear principles of discipline and punishment balance mercy and justice so that social development and psychological maturity can be optimally promoted. Clear rules and proper discipline help the child, and the family, and society, establish, maintain and expand the order that is all that protects us from chaos and the terrors of the underworld, where everything is uncertain, anxiety-provoking, hopeless and depressing. There are no greater gifts that a committed and courageous parent can bestow. Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them.“
End of chapter 5 Rules For Life, the author is Jordan B Peterson