Steve Hilton went one-on-one with Dr. Jordan Peterson in a special interview Sunday night.

In the compelling sit-down, the Canadian psychology professor and author went over the tenets of his self-help book, "12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos."

"Life is difficult for people," he said in a clip from the interview. 

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"There’s a lot of suffering at life, and its often contaminated by malevolence because we can take a bad situation for us and our families and our communities and certainly do everything we can to make it worse. And so there’s a dark element of life and in order to be able to sustain yourself through that properly you have to find something that’s deeply meaningful," he told Hilton.

Hilton also discussed personal responsibility with Peterson. 

"I think the right pathway to meaning is not through rights and certainly not through impulsive pleasure but through responsibility," said Peterson.

"So if you think about the people you admire, which is a good way to start thinking about meaning, or even those rare moments when you might admire something you yourself have done, it’s almost inevitably the case that that’s associated with at least taking responsibility for yourself. Because no one admires anyone who can’t take responsibility for themselves."

He said he never saw himself as a political commentator, but was pulled into the debate due to the media's heavy emphasis on politics in recent years. 

"If you have a hammer, then everything looks like a nail," he said, adding that he gained publicity when he opposed a bill in Canada related to gender issues.

"[The bill was] an attempt to write a particular view of gender into the law, the view that gender is only a consequence of environmental conditions," he explained, calling the view "patently false" and contrary to "settled science."

In a recent appearance on "Fox & Friends," Peterson talked about his warning to parents about the liberal professors teaching students at many colleges. 

Watch the clips above and below and don't miss "The Next Revolution" each Sunday night at 9pm ET on Fox News Channel. 

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