Reading The Article ' The Eternal Umbilicus ' By Hara Estroff Marano

809 Words Dec 8th, 2014 4 Pages
Reading the article “The Eternal Umbilicus” by Hara Estroff Marano, I have to say that I agree with most of the topics that were stated in the article such as, cellphones making us more dependent on our parents and preventing us from solving our own problems. However, there were some points in the article which I found somewhat irrelevant and exaggerated. Therefore I had to disagree on those points. One of the topics that I found irrelevant and exaggerated is, that cellphones are one of the main cause of failing relationships, an idea such as this one sounds too far fetched to me. As a college student living in a country far away from my home and the people that I love such as my parents and my friends, I feel the need of calling my parents or my friends whenever I have a problem. Most of the time I try my best in order to solve those problems by myself but there are times in which I need the help of someone who has more experience and knowledge than I possess. I try to avoid calling my parents and friends whenever I face an obstacle and try to solve the problem by myself but I do not always succeed in doing so. I agree that if I did not have the means of communicating with my parents and friends as easily as I currently do I would have to find a solution to the problem myself and while doing so I would become less dependent on my parents and friends. Speaking to our parents whenever we have a problem might have many consequences. The most obvious consequence that comes…

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