Friday, January 21, 2005

Higher IQ=Lower Risk of Suicide?

That's what this story from Reuters says.

The research is tentative, so be cautious with the results. But I think I can discern a cause here: it's not that those who kill themselves are stupid; it's that those with higher IQs are able to find more and better alternatives in a crisis.

So, if we want to "stop the murder and the suicide," as Jack Kerouac once instructed, shouldn't we be trying to find alternatives to abortion, and providing more young men with meaningful options in their lives?

At 3:36 PM, Blogger jjayson said...

Anecdotally, this doesn't fit. Two of the smartest people I've known have killed themselves.


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