Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most famous footballers in the world. Jordan B. Petersen is one of the most famous psychologists in the world. Now there is a photo of the two together. Ronaldo shared it on his Instagram account two weeks ago. The two men stand side by side, Ronaldo has put his arm on Peterson's shoulder. "Nice to see you my friend" and
In the comment columns next to Ronaldo's post, many express their admiration for both men and are happy to see them together. In between there are also a few critical voices.
Because Jordan B. Petersen is not only one of the most famous psychologists, he is also one of the most controversial. For some he is an icon in the fight against political correctness, for others a hate figure. He became famous with his book "12 Rules for Life". In it he describes the structure of hierarchies and how people can move successfully within these structures, especially people who suffer from illness or economic hardship and are at the bottom of the hierarchy.
Why is Cristiano Ronaldo now showing up with him? The psychologist spoke about this on Piers Morgan's show. "He invited me to meet him," Peterson said. Ronaldo had problems a few months ago. A friend then showed him some of Peterson's videos and Ronaldo then read one of his books and found it very helpful.
"He wanted to talk," Peterson said. So that's exactly what they did: He went to see Ronaldo and they talked for about two hours. The main thing was what Ronaldo wanted to do in the future. He would describe the conversation as "strategic conversation," summarizes Peterson.
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