Humans have plenty of desires that needs to be fulfilled. There is no limitation to these desires and it depends on each and every individual alone. However, when nothing outside the individual is regulating these desires, it can only lead the individual to suffer. It was said before that it is in human nature  to seek unreachable goals. Seeking unreachable goals lead to individual unhappiness and misfortune. Man cannot achieve anything without aiming to complete a certain goal. But by reaching this goal one will want to create more goals. And “thus the more one has, the more one wants, since satisfaction received only stimulate instead of filling needs.” (Lemert, 2010, p.82). Therefore, to achieve any goal, the desire must be restricted.  Restriction and regulations must be moral for an individual to respect it. According to Durkheim society can play this role, since it is “the only moral power superior to the individual”(p. 83). Every society has a collective ideology  that oblige an individual to live up to. Thus, no matter how rich or how poor an individual is, he must obey the external shared  judgments that is set for him. Although it is different in rural and urban areas, it still has its power on the individual. The collective moral standards may change in a society according to its economic change. Each individual in a society realizes that his ambitions are constrained to a certain limit and that it is not infinite. Wages and the position one occupies  must also be determined fairly.  Even when hereditary wealth classified society, collective authority imposes an individual to act in a particular way. All society has this regulation. It can be different from time to time but it is fixed. Authority is important to enforce guidelines on individuals but not by violence. Its power must be obeyed by respect not fear. Man will always be governed by “a conscience superior to his own, the superiority of which he feels.”(p. 85).  However, if society is going through a disaster or unexpected change, the suicide rate will rise up. The cases of suicide are as follows:

1-      In case individual’s status is brought to a lower position, one must adjust to this circumstance and try to have a better  self-control  and less needs.  Too much pressure that will be put upon an individual may lead to suicide attempts.

2-      Furthermore, it is similar when an individual has gained a rapid fortune and power. Boundaries and  what is just/ unjust are no longer recognized; and the limits to appetites is not restricted anymore. Thus increased wealth is going to lead to the increase of wants. Old rules and values will lose its control on the individual. This state can be defined as deregulation or anomie which is the result of lack of discipline and control.

Durkheim concluded that poverty protects individuals against suicide. The reason for this is that poverty plays a role in restricting the needs of a person. Nothing will stimulate greed if no one has luxury. Religion has taken on the benefit of poverty because the fact what is achieves on building an individual through self-deprivation and discipline. Wealth makes a person greedy and produces corruption. Religion is necessary in a society. However, religion has become less powerful against the government over the years.

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