Re: Fwd: MIT student's death ruled suicide

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    Suicide-rates high at USA's elite universities. Interesting stuff
    again Wade. I know of no suicide cases here in Holland. Perhaps
    the pressure to achieve is just set too high at elite US universities.
    As a result of exposure to too high expectations these stresses
    may have generated motives to commit suicide.
    The memetical properties to make them successful memes, fidelity
    and fecundity, may have increased further once suicides
    actually started to occur. A frightful doomsday scenario.
    I wonder though how elite universities at other nations fare.
    Anybody any suggestions or info?

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