Peterson's 2nd rule is "Treat Yourself Like Someone You are Responsible for Helping."
What is it about people that makes many of us more likely to take care of our pets and less likely to take care of ourselves? Or why are so many of us willing to dole out sound advice but not take it? We tell our loved ones that it's important to exercise regularly, as we sit around eating burgers and failing to exercise.
If we are to take care of any entity in the world, it seems we will do the worst job in taking care of ourselves.
In this episode I discuss the relation to Peterson's profound rule by diving into
The Myth of Prometheus and Pandora
Ayn Rand's theory of Epistemology
Leonard Peikoff's "Objectivism the Philosophy of Ayn Rand"
Richard Mitchell's "The Gift of Fire,"
And T.S. Eliot's The Little Gidding poem
I hope by the end of this you will respect Your Promethean gift.