Fix Yourself

Want to make the world a better place? Start by bettering yourself, the only person you can actually change.

Best-selling author and clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson explains how incremental daily changes can lead to a better life and ultimately a more harmonious world.

Comments (8)

(7) Josh, December 17, 2021 7:34 AM

Wise and Inspirational

A most excellent message. Thank you Mr. Peterson and thank you Aish and Prager U!!! -an aspiring self-fixer/Ba’al Teshuvah

(6) Daniel, December 13, 2021 1:55 AM


Really great video. People will have very difficult lives if they view the world as causing them problems. If we take responsibility for our difficulties we will grow from them, change ourselves and by working on our own character shortcomings and strengthening ourselves from the inside we can resolve our issues and even change the world, for then we become great people.

(5) Harry S Pearle, December 12, 2021 2:02 PM

WE Flips to ME (If I am only for myself, what am I. If not now, when? Hillel)

I saw this NY license plate recently.
The driver told me she was in the real estate business, "flipping houses;"
But if we flip WE around, we get ME, right?

No, I beg to disagree with "high priest" Jordan Peterson.
Yes, we can work on ourselves, and we have to, but we can also work on others.
Often, in fact, focusing on others, can help to motivate ourselves to change.

Thanks, to for sharing this, so that WE might better understand that it is a TRAP to focus endlessly on our own improvement, while ignoring others.

Dvirah, December 17, 2021 10:21 AM

A Time for Everything

While there is an injunction to rebuke others, there are also rules about the best way of doing so - for example, not opening the subject when either you or the other are angry or upset.
There are also situations beyond one’s control. Yet the video is correct in that the first and most effective changes are those one performs on oneself. So clearly that’s the place to start. Only after one has done everything possible on one’s own side is it time to rebuke others.

(4) Anonymous, March 10, 2018 1:05 PM


addiction, toxic people and environments, staying mired in unfulfilling habits,
not finding a way to put negativity to work 4 u.

survive- then thrive!

(3) Anonymous, March 7, 2018 1:30 PM

Thank you so much for a very powerful and meaningful video.

(2) Keith, UK, March 6, 2018 9:48 PM

Not My Favourite Video...

No, I'm not too keen on some of this video... Normally I find Prager University videos really excellent...... Unfortunately I find this one questionable in places,,, It seems to me that the whole emphasis is on "self" and nothing but "self", and in my book, that "ain't good"! .... No mention of asking G-d to help us to improve, and as for "tikkun olam", not a lot of hope for that either!... I'm sorry, but this video hasn't done it for me, and also it might be an idea if someone was to politely mention to Jordan Peterson, that a smile goes a long, long way to improve many situations... שלום ... Keith, UK ... :)

(1) Nancy, March 6, 2018 3:48 PM

Decluttering one's physical environment

When we can distinguish a want from a need, we are in a better position to help ourselves as well as friends and family members. A person may WANT to buy a $90,000 car but does he/she necessarily NEED such a car? Would it make his/her life more complicated? When we own fewer material possessions we can do a better job of looking inside of ourselves, IMO.


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