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cell phones --argumentative

cell phones --argumentative - Nick Poggetti October 8 2007...

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Nick Poggetti October 8, 2007 Glaser Cell Phones Versus The World The cellular telephone has quickly become a revolutionary necessity in the world when it comes to the workplace and at home. Everywhere in today’s society a cell phone can be seen. It is rare for a person to not be carrying one. If a person isn’t walking down the street with it attached to their ear, the awkward lump can be seen in their pocket. But it has poisoned the connection that one has between himself and those around them. The communication convenience is undeniably one of the key advancements of business in the world today, but the cell phone has driven individuals away from the direct presence of nature around them. Cell phones are a large cause to many of the modern world’s problems and should be restricted in many public places. Henry David Thoreau is a transcendentalist who writes about staying in touch with one’s spiritual side. The cell phone has brought the general populous away from his point of view. If a person were to walk down the street chatting away into their phone, they would tend to miss much of what is going on in the world around him. For example, he or she may miss the pleasant singing of a bird, or the simple sight of a flower blooming. While closing a big deal over the phone, the businessman could walk by the old lady feeding the birds without acknowledgement. This, though ahead of his time, is exactly what Thoreau writes about in Walden; Or, Life in the Woods . In Thoreau’s era, cell phones are a comparable subject along the same lines as the demand of fancy attire. Having the newest clothes and having the most advanced cell phone are
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both wanted and not necessities. The businessman is missing out on the people and things around him, whether he is in an urban environment or suburban. Thoreau says, “Our outside and often thin and fanciful clothes are our epidermis or false skin…” (15). The new clothes, and the new technology are similar because people always need the newest “thing.” Personal experience plays a very large role in my feelings about cell phones. I once sat
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