This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Jordan Peterson- His Finest Moment" by Truthspeak
TLDR The key to living a meaningful life is to take responsibility for oneself and strive to reduce suffering in the world.
You're oppressed in every possible way, including your ancestry, biology, and individual problems.
"We're going to outsource it to the marketplace... And you've packed all of your damn oppression into the price; and I've packed all my oppression into the willingness to pay it. And that solution sucks! It's a bad solution!"
The Western individual is symbolized by someone unfairly nailed to a cross and tortured, representing the idea of bearing suffering and striving to be a good person.
"Life is suffering...so what do you do in the face of that suffering? Try to reduce it! Start with yourself!"
Fixing complex societal issues requires more than just good intentions; it requires expertise and understanding.
Pursuing a meaningful life requires carrying the weight of responsibility, while choosing a life without meaning means avoiding responsibility.
It's amazing how people can put themselves together and face the difficulties of life, even when it feels overwhelming.
The oldest story of mankind is to "get yourself together, transcend your suffering, see if you can be some kind of hero, make the suffering in the world less!"