Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone
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THE BLUE TREE

Man & Society

CEF B1

CEFR B1

Intermediate

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  • What does it mean to do something outside your comfort zone?
  • What’s the most daring/brave thing you have ever done?
  • What can stop people from pursuing their dreams or passions?
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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 0:49 How did Yubing feel when she was standing on the bungee jump platform?
  • ⌚ 1:21 What motivated her to jump?
  • ⌚ 1:36 What did she think while she was free falling?
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  • ⌚ 2:08 What does she say to herself when she is feeling insecure or afraid?
  • ⌚ 2:45 Who is Chia and what was she struggling with?
  • ⌚ 3:02 What stopped Chia from changing her situation?
  • ⌚ 3:15 What did Yubing do to help Chia and other girls like her?
  • ⌚ 3:26 How did it help Chia change her life?
  • ⌚ 4:04 What does Chia’s story teach us?
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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 4:15 What is the second story about?
  • ⌚ 4:27 How did Jung feel about his life and job?
  • ⌚ 4:35 What was stopping him from pursuing his passion?
  • ⌚ 5:26 How did Jung’s life change and how does he feel about it?
  • ⌚ 5:54 What does his story teach us?
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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 6:07 What is the theme of the last story?
  • ⌚ 6:23 How do Asians feel about expressing emotions?
  • ⌚ 6:44 What is the origin of the word ‘courage’ and what does it mean?
  • ⌚ 7:24 Why was there a huge emotional gap between her and her parents?
  • ⌚ 8:29 What led to Yubing’s call to her mom and how did this conversation go?
  • ⌚ 8:52 How does she see life?
  • ⌚ 9:11 What does she challenge us to do?
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DISCUSSION

  • Have you ever tried bungee jumping? Is this something you would like to do?
  • How can fear stop us from doing the right thing?
  • What does the phrase: “It’s never as scary as it looks” mean to you?
  • How do you feel about your career? Would you rather be doing something else?
  • Why do people stick to jobs they hate?
  • How easy is it for you to express your emotions?
  • How can we cultivate a healthy relationship with our parents?
  • Is “life a constant battle with our comfort zone” like Yubing says?
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POLL

Which Yubing's story resonates with you the most?

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COMMENTS

Does life really begin outside out comfort zones? Have you ever experiences anything similar to Yubing’s stories? How do you feel about this phrase: “It’s never as scary as it looks.”?

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12 RULES FOR LIFE by Jordan Peterson

12 RULES FOR LIFE by Jordan Peterson

12 RULES FOR LIFE by Jordan Peterson
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Personal
Productivity

CEF B1

CEFR B2

Upper
Intermediate

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  • Do you sometimes compare yourself to others? How does it make you feel?
  • Which is worse, lying to yourself or others? Why?
  • What would be your main rules for life? Think about 2 or 3 at least. 
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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 0:18 What are the all 12 rules meant to help us with?
  • ⌚ 0:39 What motivated Natan to read Jordan Peterson’s book?
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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 0:55 What was the first rule?
  • ⌚ 1:12 Why do people compare themselves to others?
  • ⌚ 1:30 What are the disadvantages of comparing yourself to others?
  • ⌚ 2:18 Is social media good for our self-confidence and health? Why?
  • ⌚2:27 Who should we be comparing ourselves to?
  • ⌚2:52 What 4 questions can you ask yourself regarding your progress?
  • ⌚ 3:27 What are the benefits or comparing yourself to your past self rather than others?
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  • ⌚ 3:33 What is the second rule and what makes it so difficult?
  • ⌚ 3:45 What can lying to ourselves do to our progress?
  • ⌚ 4:47 Why is it so important to know and admit to yourself what you really want from life?
  • ⌚ 4:47 What is another way of telling the truth?
  • ⌚ 5:22 Why did Peterson avoid an uncomfortable conversation with his neghbour?
  • ⌚ 5:50 How did the man react at first and what happened later?
  • ⌚ 6:43 What question we might ask ourselves at the end of each day?
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DISCUSSION

  • Which of those two rules do you think is harder to follow?
  • Which is worse, lying to yourself or others? Why?
  • Do you have a working strategy for dealing with  uncomfortable situations?
  • Do you think you could stand your ground like Jordan Peterson while confronting the ex-con biker?
  • What do you think might have happened if Jordan had shown any sign of weakness to the ex-con?
  • What do you think of the idea of giving ourselves scores like Natan does for himself?
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POLL

Which of the Peterson's 12 Rules for Life do you think are the most practical and relevant for you?

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COMMENTS

What do you think of the ideas presented in this lesson? Do you think the Rules for Life are practical and relevant for you? Do you have your own Rules for Life?

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