Past Meetup

Rule 9:Assume that the person you're listening to might know something you don't

This Meetup is past

6 people went

Ryan’s Office

947 Lincoln Ave. · Napa , CA

How to find us

Follow the "12 Rules MeetUp" signage upstairs. A cell phone number will be left on the door for latecomers.

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This week we'll move on to Rule 9. Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don't.
We will also allow time to discuss personal insights gained over the course of the week from implementing, or more fully considering, ideas from last week's discussion regarding Rule 8 (Tell The Truth or At Least Don't Lie).


7:00 - 7:15 Introductions & General Chat
Catch up with everyone. Wait for RSVP'd attendees to arrive. Possibly roll a YouTube video or two that relates to today's topic. Ideas for topics: what has inspired you recently about JBP, favorite talks, concepts, etc.

7:15 - 7:30 Goals & Accountability
The idea is to set a clearly defined goal the week before and then succinctly and honestly update the group with how you fared. The focus is on accountability and mutual encouragement Solutions as requested. We'll go around individually with 2 mins max per person.

7:30 - 9:00
This is where we move into deeper discussions of topics that will directly affect your individual personal transformation. Thoughts and discussions regarding this week's topic.


Short video discussion between Peterson and Rubin about this rule:

PDF of Rule 9:


We aim to meet Peterson's definition of a Conversation on the Way. That is a mutual exploration of a complex topic in which everyone is trying to solve a problem, instead of insisting on our prior positions. As Peterson says in 12 Rules for Life, "You're allowing new information to inform you. You're where you should be, with one foot in order, and the other tentatively extended into chaos and the unknown. You're immersed in the Tao, following the great Way of Life." (p. 255).