The act of taking one’s own life is often seen to be the act of an unstable
person; suicide is an act carried out at a time when, in the words of
coroners, “the equilibrium of the mind was disrupted.” This form of
explanation is appealing to a lot of individuals, and it has shown itself to
be especially resistant to sociological criticism. But a deeper inspection
reveals that it suffers from a number of fatal flaws.
Why do children who come from households of manual laborers do so
poorly in comparison to children who come from homes of middle-class
families if educational attainment is merely a reflection of intelligence?
It is patently absurd to assume that the kind of work you perform, as
opposed to another type of work, is going to have an effect on the level
of intellect that your kid has. There is no way around the fact that a kid’s
upbringing does not in some way contribute to the educational outcomes
the youngster experiences.