It seems from my perspective that the self admitted flaws are discussed in a dismissive manner with Peterson, meanwhile the virtue signalling, grandstanding and social advice dished out by other public figures in the other tent is lauded without considering their very real, active and pervasive own issues.I don’t quite get it?
It's like nobody holds you more to the ideals they think you should have than those who disagree with you, which I think shows how uninterested people actually are in that at all.
It's used as a means to end the conversation and probably rightly so, I don't think society has come to grips with how miserable it is now, self medicating with various distractions, drugs and self destructive behavior - let alone where it will be misery wise down the track.
I expect if you turn on the news most of the stories running that evening will be about bad things that happened, perhaps one light hearted cat out of a tree at the end, but most will be the negative.
That's the easy story to write, it's the natural progression for a hungry journalism desk. It also trains us to expect the world is full of bad things, violent crime is worse, home invasions are on the up, you never heard about this before blah blah blah.
If we pause for a moment to consider anything about personal responsibility or cultural values we might realise how deep of a hole we are in.