Mobile phones: A blessing or a curse

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Introduction

Mobile phones: A blessing or a curse? Discussion Mobile phones are becoming a very arguable topic of today. In this discussion I will present reasons from both sides of the argument. The technology of today is constantly increasing and the world has to be accepting of this. Mobile phones have become a definite essential. Communication between people is easier and fast. Though, the disadvantages brought along with the fast grown technology cannot be ignored. These problems not only influence people personally but also the society. Symptoms caused by the radiation of mobile phones are one of the main problems. Scientists believe that the radiation from mobile phones may cause the users to have headaches, earaches, blurring of vision and even cause cancer. Though, these problems are still under research and although it can be seen a disadvantage, users are told to minimise their usage to reduce the risk even more which is about 1 in 11 000 users getting cancer possibly caused from this radiation. Mobile phone addiction is a big social problem. The age drop of the mobile phone users is increasing , most teenagers now own their own mobile phone.

Middle

Although there are many bad points to having a mobile phone, they do also have their benefits. Mobile phones can be used when it might not be easy to use a normal telephone, such as when you have had a car crash and are unable to move or if you are being attacked by someone. They are definitely useful during emergency situations , which is why they are now compulsory in some work places. Mobile phones enable safety for teenagers. Parents can almost always contact their children to find out where they are. Some schools notify student's parents via text if their child has skipped class. The main benefit of the mobile phone is that they are a quick and easy means of communication. Some companies are combining technology with mobile phones including music players and internet, etc making portable communication even more convenient. To conclude, I think the positive impacts of the mobile phone outweigh the negatives because although there are many negatives, they are relatively minor. Though I definitely wouldn't consider the mobile phone a 'blessing'. They are simply a form of technology which we cannot escape.

Conclusion

You should be the one who decides whether you want be more healthy. And you should get healthy yourself, by yourself. If good health wasn't the responsibility of individuals, people would just become lazier and lazier. Humans can survive independently, we wern't born for someone else to have to make sure we're healthy. Growing up is a different story because the food we eat and our general lifestyle is influenced by our parents or guardians so the statement being argued is assumingly referring to independent adults. Adults should be able to control their health on their own, without the influence of others. The amount of unhealthy people is increasing and this is possibly because good health isn't encouraged enough and some people just don't seem to care any more. This is not because good health is the responsibility of individuals, it's because some people need more encouragement than others. Good health programs could be should be promoted more strongly to help solve this problem. If this was enforced, it doesn't make the responsibility of being healthy any less your own, it just encourages those who have problems getting healthy. To conclude, I believe that it's fairly obvious that good health should be the responsibility of an individual and nobody else's.

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