Hi My name is Amaryllis, I am from the USA.
There are several things which are absolutly necessary for life. These are things like food water and shelter. However, now days, there are many things which people think are needs when they are actually wants. These are things like then newest computer, or phone. It is not bad to want these things, but we should not become super dependent on them either.
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Hi My name is Amaryllis, I am from the USA.
Hello. My name is Joy from Texas.Some basic needs are food, clothing and shelter. Some normal wants are phones, computers, and new models of these phones and computers. Our basic needs override all of our wants, yet people always want material things like an IPhone, laptop, shoes, or clothing.
At some point, I think a teenager needs a phone and laptop for more efficient communication between their parents and family and to get more work completed in a minimum amount of time. But I do not believe that a teenager should be getting the newest model of a phone just because they want it. I also don’t believe parents should buy their children the newest models of things that their children already have because that money can be used for other things that the family really need instead of wants.
I don’t think it is bad to want something. I just think it is bad when people always want something that does not pertain to their needs. Every once in a while, it is okay to go out shopping for something someone wants, but it is not okay when someone is always in want for something they do not need.
Hello my name is Sarah and I believe that technology has become a detriment to society along with all the benefits it provides. The average teenager will spend about 5 hours a day in total using electronics. This is more than 1/6 of their entire day. Along with the huge impact electonics have on our carbon footprints technology causes other big problems. Some of these would be: increase in obesity, lower grades in school, and a safe haven for bullying and harmful activity. Every day people are coming up with ways to make lives easier with technology but by doing this they are coming up with ways for us to do less work. This is what aids in the increase of the obesity rate. Nowadays everyone drives every where and spends their time playing with the latest video game instead of going outside and doing physical activity. Technology can provide a big destraction to kids and teenagers. I know I catch myself focusing on social media when I should be doing my math homework. With so many destractions kids forget about their priorities and soon they pay the price for it with their grades. We have all had the lectures about cyber bullying and worrying about online predators. This is a serious topic that has been brought on by the advances in technology. It is easier for people to do things on the internet and get away with it because they are harder to find. These are serious problems that the advances in technolgy have been causing but by avoiding the urges to get the new iphone and the fastest computer we can help make technology a benefit in society instead of a detriment.
Hello, my name is Evan and I am from America. Americans use the most energy in the world and I am ashamed to be a part of that. I feel like we can easily reduce the energy we use by taking small steps to achieve it. For example, using less electronics or taking shorter showers can greatly reduce energy use if we work as a whole. Of course, we must work together and collaborate in order to reduce energy we use and lower the amount of pollution we produce. If everyone takes these small steps we can be successful in reaching a healthier earth.
In today’s society, especially in America, we tend to gravitate towards excessive spending on technology that we don’t really NEED, but we WANT just for the sake of having the latest and greatest. We as humans living in a first world country only really need to spend on food, health care, utility bills, basic clothing, rent or mortgage, and education necessities, but even these basic elements of our daily lives we take for granted. We need to keep in mind that there are people out there that lack even these essential things. People living in third world countries don’t have lives as easy as ours, and they outnumber us, so we can come to the conclusion that we are fortunate to even be posting something on this website. I highly encourage you all to take the time out of your day and watch this video that I found because it really made me open my eyes to the world around me, and now I am more grateful for what I have. So the next time you feel like caving in to buying what you don’t absolutely need, consider how lucky you are to have the things that you take for granted.
Hi, my name is David. Today, I want to discuss about wants and needs. People want many things, but they actually doesn’t need it. Let’s talk about need first, need means to require something that use in this life. For example, home, food, clothes, water, and medical care. This is require in life and without this, you can’t survive. Now let’s talk about want. want is something that you wish for but it is not really required in life. For example, iPhone is a very useful device in modern time, it can play and download a lot of games. But, this is not require because main use of phones is to call other people. Thank you for reading.
Hi I am Kelly and i live in the USA. Technology is a big part of our carbon footprint. Our cell phones, computers, and televisions may seem like a good thing but they have a negative impact on our environment. Having the newest technology may seem like the most important thing but its not. Purchasing the newest things increase our carbon footprint. The use of a cell phone everday is a problem and unfortunately i am apart of this negative impact just like so many others. What people dont know is if they cannot stop using the phone they can at least be smart about it. Recycling cell phones when you buy a new one is a smart thing to do. Also limiting your use as much as possible will have a positive affect.
Although I am a sucker for the latest and greatest gadgets, frequently purchasing new items definitely has a negative impact on the environment. Even though purchasing should be the last resort, Apple has made an attempt to reduce their carbon footprint. Although technology does benefit us, it also harms us and our environment. Unaware of the toxins electronics contain, people just throw them away like normal trash. It releases lithium, lead, cadmium, and many more harmful substances and harms living organisms. In our society today, technology is most definitely a want, not a need.
Hi I’m Frances and I live in the United States. I also go to a school where laptops are a part of curicculum. I feel like some technology is a want but other technology is a need. Since I go to a laptop school, I feel like my laptop is a need because I need it to do my school work and participate in class. I feel like other technology such as cell phones and televisions are wants. Even though it’s nice to use these types of technology we should be conservative with the amount of time we use them. For example, if you are done watching TV, turn the TV completely off. Don’t leave it on for long hours at a time. Also, if you are not going to be using your phone for a long time, turn it off! Don’t just leave it on standby mode because this can increase your carbon footprint. When not using them, turn off or unplug all chargers, phones, televisions, and games. Try and focus on what technology you really need and what technology you just want. For more tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint by knowing what you need vs. what you want look at my link below!
Hi, I’m Sami from Southern California in the USA. I come from a life that is consumed by technology. Not only is our social lives ruled by it, but our enducational lives as well. I think it is a little unneccessary to constantly switch new models of technology because it only creates more junk that can pollute our environment. If the equipment itself it broken and there is no other option but to replace it, I feel it is necessary. But, that is rarely the case these days. People swap their old iPhones for the new versions even when the phone itself is in good use. If they handed it down to someone else or donated it to a company that uses old parts in electronics, I would say it is less of a problem. However, that never really seems to be what the fellow American does with their products. I myself do not get a new phone until there is a good enough reason for me to get one. In conclusion, I believe the latest technology is a want.