So, I’m watching a Jordan Peterson interview. My family knows I enjoy watching Peterson interviews because…
I can’t put a finger on why exactly but it has to do with the way he tries to put the things he’s learned into words others can understand.
That doesn’t usually mean others appreciate what they understand. After they understand it they often become in denial. This is why it’s so interesting. For instance, there is a theory that there isn’t a difference between males and females it is only the way they are taught to behave by society.
I am a poor mother of seven children and I can tell you several things about that theory, but the main thing is it’s hogwash. Peterson in his interview cites that there had been three separate studies done ‘recently’ (I don’t know the date of the video) that showed ‘most’ males took interest in things and most females were most interested in people. Neither preference is good or bad. It isn’t like one prefers working and the other prefers stealing.
Therefore, in consequence, he said it is no wonder when it comes to job choices more males are engineers (a thing choice) and more females choose a people job such as nursing. He wasn’t saying all males or all females because of course there are exceptions to the rule.
But here’s where the provocateur comes in. Another person on the stage said no, she believed you could teach them to be otherwise. He said, well, like it or not the three separate studies showed differently (it wasn’t a taught thing?). In other words, you can believe what you want but the truth is the truth.
He is also very emphatic about personal responsibility. Personal responsibility leads over into every facet of our lives. In the same interview, the subject of divorce came up. Children, of course, are the ones most devastated by divorce. Children thrive in a stable, two-parent, traditional, marriage.
He stated that if you advocate for children and their welfare you would tell people to not divorce for the children’s sake. Someone asked him if you wait until it’s all right for the children, at what age would they be? He said, oh, when they’re about forty. (Now, I understood that to mean when the children are about forty).
I enjoy these partially because he’s a finger in the eye to the ‘experts’. The experts have their agenda and they attempt to line up the facts to support that agenda. And the facts don’t usually line up with their agenda. Dr. Peterson tries to be honest and uses the data to see what it supports. I don’t know that I agree with everything he says, but I haven’t knowledge of everything he espouses.
I do know that the truth is truth. God has given us the truth, and we can know the truth.
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.