Chapter 2 examines the inverted U-curve,upside down parabola. Gladwell investigates the effect of having too much or too little.
Gladwell connects this to class sizes. Schools all around the United States brag about smaller class sizes, claiming that it allows for more student-teacher interactions. There is many disadvantages that arise from this situation though such as there is less discussions held due to the the lack of diversity. On the other hand, to many students lead to more student interactions and less learning.
Wealth also relates heavily to the theory. Some say to much wealth is not good because when raising a child the knowledge of value is gone. However, studies show once you have reached a certain wage of $74,000 , you become more happy compared to below that wage