Jordan Peterson on Joe Rogan: The gender paradox and the importance of competition

The Canadian professor has been on the Joe Rogan Experience six times. There's a lot of material to discuss.

  • Jordan Peterson has constantly been in the headlines for his ideas on gender over the last three years.
  • While on Joe Rogan's podcast, he explains his thoughts on the gender differences in society.
  • On another episode, Peterson discusses the development of character through competition.
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Why American culture gets mistakes all wrong

Mistakes are part of learning, not a failure of character.

A young woman smokes a cigarette during a break outside an office building on May 4, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Smoking is banned in Germany in restaurants and most indoor venues. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
  • Americans treat mistakes as character flaws, write Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson.
  • The Japanese, by contrast, treat errors as an essential part of personal growth.
  • Coming clean about our mistakes helps us earn trust and feel better about ourselves.
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Jordan Peterson on the art of forgiveness

Owning your mistakes matters.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 26: Jordan Peterson speaks at ICC Sydney Theatre on February 26, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
  • Jordan Peterson says that recognizing your mistakes is essential, but you shouldn't "beat yourself to death" because of them.
  • Atoning and repenting for mistakes clear the path for personal growth.
  • If you avoid the responsibility of your errors, however, you're likely to make them again and again.
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9 life lessons powerful people taught us in 2018

Everyone is a work in progress — even these household names.

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Inspirational quotes can offer invaluable advice and wisdom. Here at Thrive, we often look to new role models like Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, and more for thoughtful commentary on everything from how to find happiness on your own terms to how you can finally conquer self-doubt. Here are some of the top quotes that we shared on our Instagram in 2018 — they feature smart, practical advice that will help guide you in 2019.

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What strategies do you use to push through a tough challenge, be it a run on a treadmill or a stressful phone call with your boss? Perhaps you remind yourself of what you have to gain from completing the task, or you use distraction, or you think about the bad things that will happen if you give in?

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