The June 7, 2010 issue of New York magazine features the story of Teddy Graubard, a brilliant prep school student who committed suicide.
We need to remember people like Teddy Graubard.
Jesse Green writes in "A Suicide at Dalton:" "Perhaps the most double-edged of Teddy's binary qualities was his sense of honor, of living by the rules: Even in a world of 'cutthroat Dalton private-school things,' Beaton says, 'He was not the type of kid who would let someone say something bad about a friend in front of him.' Another friend recalled how with a shake of his finger he would chide classmates for texting in class. 'Teddy's moral code was incredibly strict,' says Stephen Puschel, who, with his brother Andrew, tutored Teddy, tag-team style, four days a week. 'He took honesty and integrity more seriously than almost anyone I ever met.'"