One rule to live by

Dr. Preeti Pandey

Assistant Professor - Faculty of Chemistry Kalinga University, New Raipur

The wildly popular book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (2018) by Jordan Peterson was good, but I felt it was overly wordy and complicated. Robert Curry proposes a far more straightforward strategy in Reclaiming Common Sense: Finding Truth in a Post-Truth World. It turns out that common sense is the only guideline for living and the only solution to chaos. The topic does not appear in Peterson’s index, despite the important role it played in his various defences against chaos. The strongest justification for Curry’s project’s importance is this omission. Everyone who has benefited from Peterson would benefit from reading this small book. Curry is a patriotic thinker with a rare sense of humour. Fortunately for us, he does not have a degree in academia. Before it became a reality, democratic self-government was just a concept or a notion. Self-evident truths that could be found by using common sense were used to support this idea. The most crucial of these is well-known throughout the world: “All men are created equal.” The greatest period of human flourishing and prosperity in history was unleashed when this insight was made accessible to everyone and used to its fullest advantage. Before the 1760s, the GDP of humanity had stayed virtually constant and unchanging over time. After that, the increase in human wealth followed the path of a rocket taking off into the upper atmosphere.

But human nature goes beyond money. Reid’s revelation was noteworthy since it improved both the common man’s moral and material capabilities. Reid used common sense more than John Locke did to combine knowledge and experience as. Prioritize your own needs so that you can better assist with the needs of others. It is not only sensible, but it is also righteous. But because we sometimes only pay attention to the first part of the rule—”take care of myself first”—and ignore the rest, it is frequently misconstrued. You question whether you are being selfish or wasting money that may be put to better use elsewhere. Right? A decent person prioritises others. You may also believe that your schedule is far too full to find time for self-indulgence. However, when you consider self-care in the greater context of “so that I can better take care of others,” you can start to comprehend the wisdom and spirit of service that underlying the practise.

Like this article?

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Linkdin
Share on Pinterest

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Kalinga Plus is an initiative by Kalinga University, Raipur. The main objective of this to disseminate knowledge and guide students & working professionals.
This platform will guide pre – post university level students.
Pre University Level – IX –XII grade students when they decide streams and choose their career
Post University level – when A student joins corporate & needs to handle the workplace challenges effectively.
We are hopeful that you will find lot of knowledgeable & interesting information here.
Happy surfing!!

  • Free Counseling!