jnuk (jnuk) wrote,

What is wrong with me?

There has been a lot of talk about Jordan B Peterson. In the left wing media I usually tend to read he has been vilified to a highers order. For example here: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/07/how-dangerous-is-jordan-b-peterson-the-rightwing-professor-who-hit-a-hornets-nest or here https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/01/far-right-bookshelves-jordan-peterson-thilo-sarrazin.
It is not difficult to find other examples elsewhere in the Net.

When I first heard about him some comments about his views made me suspicious . I do not know what it was exactly. Perhaps just how he looked did not much the opinions. I decided to give it a go and spent some time listening to his interviews on YouTube. I started from just short clips, but ended up listening to much longer versions. In total they all add up to several hours of video and some of his podcasts as well.

Well, I have to say, that I have not found anything that can possible justify opinions like in the links above. I find the man to be extremely intelligent and rational in his views. But most importantly in what he says I have not heard anything that in my book qualifies as extremist, offensive, dangerous etc.
What I have found though, is that many of his interviews were conducted by people who do not really want to hear what exactly he has to say. Here is just an example:

Perhaps I am getting old and there is something wrong with my head.
Tags: big ideas, politics, psychology
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