But the story of the golden calf also reminds us that without rules we quickly become slaves to our passions—and there’s nothing freeing about that. – Jordan Peterson
Jordan is talking about the story from the Bible when Moses comes down with the Ten Commandments.
It’s part of human nature to push back and bristle when rules and limitations are pushed on us.
We tend to fight back when told we have to or can’t do a particular thing.
We also tend to be happiest with clear boundaries and rules.
We know instinctively that if left to our devices things will get out of hand quickly.
I wonder if the mature person is someone who figures out which rules really matter.
Which ones you can really, truly build a life around.
And they avoid the surface level trappings of the rules and limitations of “fitting in” or “being cool” or whatever expectations are placed on us that aren’t good for us.
Knowing the difference is key.
Spending time learning from other wise people is a good way to get there.
Make it a great day.