Books I'm Reading - October 2021

Welcome to October! 

Recently, I took an online test on positive psychology to determine my leadership qualities. The results weren't really that surprising to me. The number 1 trait for my leadership style was Love. No surprise. The second was Love of Learning. This one was also true. I usually have a few non-fiction books on self-help, business, etc on my nightstand or playing on my Audible account during my commutes to my day job or while I'm at the gym. I thought I'd take this opportunity to share with you what I'm currently reading. 

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos 

By: Jordan B Peterson

"12 Rules for Life is a stern, story-based, and entertaining self-help manual for young people that lays out a set of simple principles that can help us become more disciplined, behave better, act with integrity, and balance our lives while enjoying them as much as we can." - 4 Minute Books 

The 12 rules that Jordan talks about is taken from an answer to a quora question that he answered. It is one of the most liked answers in the website's history. The rules that explains in depth are pretty much rules to live by to be a good person. I'm currently only at Rule 7, but the rule that stuck to me the most was on parenting. It was 'Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them.' The gist was that children need discipline. They should be rewarded for good behaviour and punished for bad behaviour. This will help them grow up to be worthwhile humans in society. 

The book started off excellent with some interesting stories about Jordan's life that he's incorporated in the rules, but towards the middle has veered into more Biblical examples. They're still interesting but can seem longwinded. I look forward to getting through this one and taking all of the rules to incorporate them into my life. 


Man UNcivilized 

By: Traver Boehm 

Currently, this is one of my favourite books. Here's a quick synopsis that sums it up...

“This is the kind of book that could change the world if we let it. I hope we let it.

Blending the spiritual with the primal, Traver Boehm offers a new paradigm for masculinity moving forward. This book is essential reading for any man who wants to create a safer, better world.

Many men lack the resources, mentorship, and ideas to help them navigate their hearts, truth, and deepest desires. This book is a lighthouse for men who are treading water and lost at sea.”–Dr. Jeremy Goldberg, Long Distance Love Bombs.