Appearing on Fox Nation’s Tucker Carlson today On Monday, the clinical psychologist responded to host Carlson to find out if that made him happy.
He said, “Well, I wouldn’t say I’m happy I made the decision. I wouldn’t say my life has been particularly happy over the past five years, it has been stressful beyond comprehension for various reasons.
“I would say being regularly pilloried publicly is definitely a part of it. But, you know, you make your decisions in life and I decided when I was very young, in my mid-twenties, that I was going to say what I believed and saw what happened. past. “
Peterson continued, “Earlier in the lecture I spoke of adventure, adventure of truth and I don’t think I’m happy with what happened, I certainly dragged my family through. their fair share of hell and incomprehensible opportunity, it has dramatically expanded our lives both ways.
“But, it has certainly been an adventure. It wasn’t boring. I do not believe this is a mistake. “
The clinical psychologist first rose to prominence in 2016, when he opposed the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, which made gender identity an illegal ground for discrimination.
Peterson claimed the bill would mean that people who do not use a person’s desired pronouns would constitute hate speech.
His request was challenged by Brenda Cossman, who said he “fundamentally misrepresents” the bill.
Cossman told the Torontoist in 2016: “I don’t think there is a legal expert who would say [this] reach the threshold of hate speech in Canada. “
She added: “The misuse of pronouns does not amount to advocating genocide in any way. If he advocated genocide against trans people, he would be in violation, but the misuse of pronouns is not the subject of this provision of the code. “
Since Peterson was catapulted into the limelight, he has become a beloved figure in conservative circles and released the bestseller “12 Rules to Life” in 2018.
But, the following year, he would go through a tragic depression when he was checked into a New York rehab center in New York after being prescribed clonazepam after his wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Her daughter, Mikhaila, said her father was checked in at the clinic after experiencing “horrific” physical withdrawal symptoms while trying to withdraw from the drug.
Recently, critics of Peterson scoffed at his reaction to Ta-Nehisi Coates volume 9 # 28 Captain America comic book, where his ideas were reproduced by Nazi supervillain, Red Skull.
YouTuber Lily Simpson said: “It’s pretty funny that Jordan Peterson is complaining that Nazi supervillain Red Skull sounds like him”
She added that it was, “Unironically amazing how upset he seems. “
His response was to a tweet from Peterson where the author said, “Do I really live in a universe where Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote a Captain America comic book with a parody of my ideas as part of the philosophy? the villainous Red Skull? ”