The psychologist Jordan Peterson, who has an enjoyable writing style that weaves scientific data with allegories and anecdotes, wrote a book titled the Twelve Rules for Life. There are two arguments that he makes that I find particularly enjoyable.
The first is the “lobster stuff”, which the media has teased him about, but makes a fair point about the importance of posture and how our physical presentation transmits all of this data to other people that we may not even realize that we are doing and can often have even more influence than the words that come out of mouths.
Focusing on the humans’ evolutionary link with lobsters that was cut off approximately 350 million years ago, Dr. Peterson focuses on the nerve system similarities between lobsters and humans, and how the lobster equivalent of standing up straight signals confidence and territorial marking in the lobster kingdom.
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