Argumentative Essay About Mobile Phone

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I, Kymari Robinson, being of sound mind and body, am shamefully addicted to my cell phone. It’s a ridiculous statement right off the bat, yes, but if we really look at it and the way our society is now, it’s the truth for not only me but for millions of other people in my generation. The cell phone was invented as a mean to communicate, primarily for those that worked outside of the home and couldn’t constantly pick up a home phone. Now, cellphones have all but made home phones completely obsolete. So, I ask, how did we go from mobile phones being a necessity to becoming a nuisance in the past decade or so? According to Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, in 2013, “cell phone ownership among adults has exceeded 90%.” …show more content…
I watch how they communicate or where they put their things or their body language and more often than not, their cellphones are always right beside them, just at their fingertips and even more often, when their eyes aren’t on their dinner companions or on their menu, their eyes are on their phones. If you think of it from a manners point of view, it’s beyond rude. You are supposed to be giving the people in front of you your undivided attention and yet you’re checking your phone for game scores or a new twitter update. But where is the outrage from my generation? Surely people my age know how annoying it is to be sitting at the dinner table and checking a text when suddenly a family member slaps your hand and tells you to put your phone away. It’s patronizing for us, to them, it’s just indecent. I think this is mainly because the generation before Millennials, the Baby Boomers and even some from Generation X, understand what it feels like to grow up without cell phones. They know how to carry on a conversation without checking their phone or without knowing the panic of thinking they’d lost their phone. It’s sad to point out but my generation lacks common communication skills due to our attachment to our phones and because of that, we huff when our parents make us put our phones on silent and we groan when a professor says all phones must be put away at the start of class. It makes us feel as if we’re …show more content…
A person, killed in a tragic car accident due to distracted driving. We see the billboards all around. We watch the commercials warning it and we see the horror stories of what happens when someone is texting while driving and yet, it’s still happening. On any given day or time, you can drive down the freeway and see someone checking their phone, hunched over with their eyes barely on the road or their busy having a full blow conversation as if they weren’t in the midst of driving or even worse, you’re traveling behind someone and you can see their horrible driving right in front of you and you’re wondering why on earth their drifting between lanes. It’s that addiction to our phone, to whatever is so important that we take our focus from driving, an already dangerous task as it is, and put it on our phones. Drivers that are texting “took their eyes off the road for each text an average of 4.6 seconds.” Think about what could happen in the nearly 5 seconds someone isn’t focused while driving at highway speeds. No matter what, it can wait. Nothing is worth that 5 seconds because in that time frame, you could kill someone or worse, get yourself killed. What’s even worse is that while we know the dangers and attempt to make precautions against it, it still happens. I am vehemently against texting and driving. I snap at my friends that do it, I don’t even answer phone calls while driving and yet

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