My Most Useful Possession Essay

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My Most useful Possession
If you are really ancient, you might think I’m exaggerating and that we don’t really need all this high-tech stuff... Well, let me tell you that my phone and all its wonderful contents are absolutely crucial in the life of the modern teenager.

For starters, my phone makes me reliable. I put reminders in it for everything – class tests, returning library books, an appointment with career guidance, collecting dry cleaning for my mam, letting the cat out. If I don’t do these things, I’ve no excuse anymore. I can’t say it slipped my mind when I have reminders set to keep me organised. You could say my phone keeps me out of trouble.

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It wouldn’t be worth it. But the truth is that I feel a lot safer when I’m out and about and my phone is switched on. I live in a city and going out in the city centre can be quite dangerous if you are a teenager. I like to tell my parents that they’ve nothing to worry about and I’m very careful, but we all know that that’s not entirely true. Cities can be violent places and young people are easy targets. I’m glad I have my phone. The arm

Boredom is not something I moan about very often, thanks to my phone. If I have to wait ages for a bus or a lift, I can listen to music on my phone or I can play games on it. Downloading ring tones is also a great way to pass the time. Or I can text my friends, usually for free. I know I should probably be studying or doing something responsible, but who’s really going to do that when they’re sitting at a bus shelter or on the LUAS?

I can also search the net when I’m on my phone. You might think that’s not an essential tool, but who can afford to be away from e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube? I see adults who constantly watch the news or listen to it on the radio. They want to stay informed and connected. This is what I do from my phone. If you had no idea what was happening in the world, your social skills would be limited as you would be unable to participate in so many conversations. How would you comment on the World Cup, Barack Obama’s latest plans for health reform or what’s happening on X Factor? Or down the road from your house? Thanks to Twitter, we know what’s happening before it’s happened!

So, they are my most useful possessions, beautifully wrapped up in one little object. Did I mention that it’s time to update it and get myself an iPhone?

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