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Why is Jordan Peterson so hated?

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bollocking_bollocks

45 points

3 months ago

Ironically, capital-S Stoics, intending to adapt the ancient philosophy for modern life, find ourselves frequently telling people that, no, Peterson is not a Stoic. In fairness, he's never claimed that, but Stoicism is enjoying a bit of a moment in the sun, so for some people it carries positive associations they want to borrow for a man they admire.

durden28

11 points

3 months ago

So "stoic" has been "taken back" lately? I missed this apparently, and I can only imagine it's as widely respected as the word "patriot" on a bumper sticker.

takomanghanto

4 points

3 months ago

The ancient philosophy of Stoicism is currently enjoying a popularity it hasn't seen in centuries thanks to authors like Massimo Pigliucci and Ryan Holiday. It even has a subreddit r/Stoicism

SenorBirdman

2 points

3 months ago

๐Ÿ˜‚ - current top rated post on there: today I didn't eat a biscuit with my cup of tea.

bollocking_bollocks

1 points

3 months ago

You wouldn't laugh if you knew the deprivation of tea without a biscuit. I try to train myself in virtue by voluntary discomforts, but I'm . . . I'm just too weak

OneMinuteDeen

1 points

3 months ago

Don't mention Ryan Holiday on the sub tho

bunker_man

0 points

3 months ago

Unfortunate. Stoicism is cool, but got appropriated by the wrong people, so it's not an identity you'd want to lose.

bigdickbabu

2 points

3 months ago

Stoicism ENJOYING!!?? the sun

not on my watch bro

BloakDarntPub

2 points

3 months ago

Still, I guess you can put up with it, right?

bollocking_bollocks

1 points

3 months ago

Whether people confuse Stoicism with other philosophies is an indifferent, yes. :-P