The mirror was a very simple object that created much distress because it was used to highlight negatives. Can you think of another object...maybe one in your life that if not appreciated for its simple worth may cause you anguish? Explain.
 


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Noelle#6
09/16/2011 15:35

An object in our lives that might have a negative effect is watching too much T.V. Too much T.V. will take time from being productive. Being productive might be reading, or doing chores, playing an hour a day, homework, getting to know someone, having a nice chat with a friend or relative. For example one day I watched a whole lot of T.V. when I could have been teaching my sister new words like one or birthday. T.V. might take you away from precious moments in life that you can't get anywhere else. T.V. should not be the major thing in your life because it's not the most important thing to you but life is. God gave you your life including a family, friends, love, an education, and precious items or moments to look back to and enjoy the joy within that moment. So don't watch T.V. when you could spend some time with the people that you love.

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Katelyn #17
09/16/2011 16:35

Maybe an object in our lives that might have a negative effect could be, possibly a type of magazine. Like the mirror, sometimes this can highlight of what you thought was good but in some people's opinion is bad. Magazines which fall under the category of Pop Culture can sometimes try to convince you that you are not good enough and will try to highlight your flaws or start new trends to offer you something that will make you better when it won't. It can sometimes also try to tell you of what is “in” and what is “out”. Like in the story, you can't let other people or things tell you what you can or cannot do or what is beautiful and what is not. Because we are only human, separated by our thoughts and what makes us different is good.

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Jillian #21
09/16/2011 16:53

An object in my life that could have a negative effect or a positive effect is a camera. A camera can be used to capture memories and good moments in a person’s life, but it could also cause someone permanent mental damage. If someone takes a picture of someone else, but that person doesn’t want them to show the picture, and the photographer shows other people anyway, and the picture shows something inappropriate or personal, then the person in the picture could be given a bad reputation and could be mentally scarred. They may have a tough time getting a job, getting into school, and getting friends. Pictures can seriously hurt someone if misused.

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Brittany 1
09/16/2011 17:11

The computer can have a positive and negative effect on people. If used negatively it can really destroy someone mentally. The computer can be used to cyber bully, which will hurt the victim and the person who is bulling. Another reason why the computer can be used negatively is when someone wants to find private information of a person and use the information to track them down. The computer can also be positive and useful to people who use it correctly. The computer can let you see your friends or family without seeing them in person and could also help you with your homework.

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Kathleen#20
09/16/2011 17:21

I agree, Jill. I think that pictures don't always send the correct message, especially if it is private or for no one else to see. I never really emphasized on a camera being a negative thing, but now I really see more on how it can.

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Brittany 1
09/16/2011 17:21

reply for Jill:
This is very true the camera can be used negatively and positively. Pictures can really hurt a persons reputation and life,but it can also capture good memories and moments.It can also make a person insecure and self-concious. Some people can be scared of others and would be laugh at. That is why I agree with Jill,s answer.

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Kathleen #20
09/16/2011 17:25

I think that an object that could put a negative effect on someone is any device that has electronic communication. Whether it's a text or email it can be hurtful to others. Sometimes we talk badly about others like about their appearance or the way they walk, talk, or maybe we just put them down. You can never take back what you said if you post it online, and you never know if your worst enemy will get that one page email about how much you dislike her. When others get put down, their self confidence does to so if we are to communicate we should only write what is good for others, even if it's the people whom you dislike.

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Jillian #21
09/16/2011 17:38

I agree with Brittany because computers can often send a negative message. inappropriate pictures online and mean, rude comments, can be devastating to young people, especially the person in the photo or the one being bullyed. Also, the bully isn't helping themself. They are only trying to get attention or rubbing there own anger out on this person, meaning they are just bringing others down with them. The victims can often feel depressed or scared and that can lead to serious issues in life. Though computers can be used for good things, like instant communication with people far away or information about almost anything, they can be used incorrectly and can really hurt people.

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Katelyn #17
09/16/2011 18:02

I agree with you Sissy. Wireless Communication can be misused and put negative effects on someone. It's hurtful to the person sent to, who has heard it and even the person who has sent it. Whatever you post or send cannot be taken back and can embarrass others and hurt others in ways we can't imagine sometimes if misused. It can be a negative effect in many ways. Electronic Communication is a privilege, and it shouldn't be taken advantage of.

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Noelle#6
09/16/2011 18:37

Katelyn I think that what you said actually happens a lot some people might think that they might be an outsider when they don't have something and everyone else does. Most magazines will have pictures and it will show several people wearing it and they'll tell you the best way to wear it and it might convince you into looking for the right style. for example last year a lot of people wore dresses with floral print and it tempted me to buy one and wear it but i think if you summarized both of our paragraphs the lesson would be to be yourself and not be tempted by what other people might say. i think your answer was amazing and creative. Job well done!

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Dustin#27
09/16/2011 19:35

I think Something that might cause me anguish is a camera. I think a camera will cause me anguish because if you take a picture of yourself you can see yourself and pick out all the negative things about you. I think a camera can also hurt you because people might look at you and think about you in a negative way and might talk about you in a negative way and if you find out that a friend said that it might hurt you and the relationship you have with that person.

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Dustin#27
09/16/2011 19:47

I agree with Britteny because if you post something on a website that is embarrising you might not be able to get it off the website because tons of people have already looked at it. I also think that if a close friend of yours post something that is embarrising about you it could make you embarresed to talk to your friends because they might have looked at the post to and it can also hurt your relationship with the person who posted the embarising thing about you. Another way a website can hurt you is cyberbulling and the person who is bulling can say negative things about you and also threaten you and that might make you uncofortable to.

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Patrick 7
09/16/2011 20:00

The object that I think that will cause anguish is the phone. If people don't recognize the phone as a device to communicate instantly, people can be mentally hurt. People can blackmail each other into doing stupid things and when the person does what they were threatened to do, they are criticized. People would make fun of them and it might even push the person to the brink of suicide.But the phone can also be used as a good thing. It can always be used as a good thing.

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Emily #26
09/16/2011 20:29

There are a lot of things that will cause anguish, one of which is the internet. People can get overwhelmed very easily. It doesn't take much to get lost looking for something. Especially if the internet was a new idea for you, I can understand how it could be scary and confusing. The internet also has a lot of negative images and information that could really discourage someone and lower their self-confidence.

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Meryl #12
09/16/2011 20:36

An object that I see in my everyday life that has a negative (and/or positive) effect is makeup.

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Emily #26
09/16/2011 20:36

I agree with Sissy because she said that you can't it back once you've posted it online. You really have to be careful what you say because on post could ruin someone's life. You can't really delete something after you post it, so you should be wary of what you write.

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Patrick 7
09/16/2011 20:42

Dustin, I agree with you and Jill. A camera can be used as a device that can cause anguish. People can take a negative picture of you and post it on the internet. And once you post something, you can't take it off. People won't see the true side of you. If they see the negative side, they will judge you based on what was posted. People might talk badly about you behind your back and you might not even know. You may just think it's a regular day and then you hear someone talk about it and you can be depressed for the rest of the day. I never really thought of the camera. Good job on helping me see that.

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Meryl #12
09/16/2011 20:53

An object that I see in my everyday life that has a negative (and/or positive) effect is makeup. Makeup can make a person feel good and attractive, but sometimes it covers your natural beauty. Sometimes, makeup is used to cover a person's blemishes and marks. It can cause a person great anguish because they might feel like they are not good or pretty enough, so they have to fit in by putting makeup on. For example, if a person doesn't like makeup but wants to fit in, she may feel awkward and not herself. The person should just be herself! Makeup can help you in many ways, but it can also bring you down.

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Meryl #12
09/16/2011 21:13

Reply for Brittany:
Brittany is right because a computer can do so much to a person's reputation. Cyber-bulling is a very big problem on the Internet. Many people are hurt emotionally by cyber-bullies. Just a few words could crush someone's life. Just like a mirror, the Internet, or computer, can show the person's true personality or can show something totally different. As Brittany said, if you use the internet, or computer, correctly it can be very useful. :)

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Haylee#31
09/17/2011 10:09

An object in everyday life that causes anguish would be drugs. Drugs hurt peoples families including themselves. Once they start they cant stop. And once they get adicted they go into a draw.

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Haylee#31
09/17/2011 10:44

Oops I meant to say on the last sentance when they get addicted and cant support their habbit,they can go through withdrawal.

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Haylee#31
09/17/2011 10:59

Reply for Patrick: Patrick is right because a phone can be used to hurt others if not used in the right manner. People can blackmail people and threaten or criticize others. So you should always be careful with technology.

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Michael 14
09/17/2011 14:17

An object that I see in my everyday life that has a positive or negative affect is a cell phone. If you abuse your cell phone, such as texting your friends all the time, and not being with your family, than that will distract you with the important things in life. Also if you abuse your phone, it could lower your grades and you won't be happy about that. Although there are negative affects, there are some positive affects about having a cell phone. It could be used for emergencies and you can easily contact someone. A cell phone can be used for good reasons but if you abuse it or use it the wrong way, than that could be a big problem.

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Ale #30
09/17/2011 14:57

An everyday object that can cause anguish is probably the internet. Some people can abuse it by using it way too much instead of enjoying the gifts of life. Some people can use it to be mean to others like on social networks and such. Despite the negative affects of the internet, it can be used in many positive ways too. For instance, it can be used for research or some sort of communication. The internet can be very good in many ways but if you abuse it can be very negative.

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Camila 35
09/17/2011 15:04

I think a computer can be one of those objects that can affect people both positively and negatively. It can be very useful for school projects and for other things to make it look more professional. But it can be negative when people use it to put people down, and cyberbullying.

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Ale #30
09/17/2011 15:05

I agree with Patrick and Michael. Phones can be very positive but, if you abuse it it can have a negative affect. I agree that a phone can draw you apart from your family and important things in life. When people use it to hurt others' feelings it can lead to suicide. Phones are great when they are used for positive purposes instead of the negative.

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Camila 35
09/17/2011 15:07

it can also be used to communicate to relatives friends and other people from a long distance! It can also be used to for other great things but it can also be destructive to someone's rep and mind

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Camila 35
09/17/2011 15:10

I can agree with Ale. Phones are great for communication but it is very very hard to see an emotion. For example you can be kidding but someone can take literally . We have to be very careful in what we put in a text.

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Katie #22
09/17/2011 15:46

One object I see that is in everday life that can cause anguish is a cell phone. A cell phone can be a great way to communicate to family members and relatives you don't get to see very often and to friends when you just want to say hi. However, a cell phone can be used to send mean texts or calls to a person, send and take inappropriate pictures, and someone can easily misread a message and take it the wrong way because it wasn't said out loud, it was typed. Cell phones can be great forms of communication but at the same time can be tools for bullying when misused.

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Richard 25
09/17/2011 15:49

I think an object that could offend or distract people such as a mirror is the internet. The internet leaves a permenent mark which can cause anguish. People can send inappropriate photos, hurtful messgaes, or false information. People have too much freedom on the internet. There is no control to get people's approval before posting information. Many people have suffered because of this.

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Richard 25
09/17/2011 15:53

Jill, I think your comment is entriely true. Photography done in an inappropriate way makes it hard to get back your reputation. Like you said, it's hard to make friends after your repuation is damaged. Photography can be used for better purposes and can be creative and fun.

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Katie #22
09/17/2011 15:54

I agree with Meryl. Makeup can be used in a positve and negative way but it covers up someone's natural beauty. Wearing makeup takes away from your inner beauty and shouldn't be used to cover up physical flaws. It also shouldn't be used as something to help you fit in because chances are you will feel much better being yourself than pretending to be someone you're not!

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angelica #30
09/17/2011 17:18

An object that I think can become negative is an ipod or iphone. They can be used in positive ways by using it for things like texting or talking with friends on facebook or twitter (if you have one). But if you become obsessed with it, it would make you less productive by not doing things such as toys or academic studying. All the time you would just be using a little electronic and that wouldnt be good.

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angelica #29
09/17/2011 17:21

sry my number is 29 accidentally put 30. I agree with you Patrick. People can just talk and be themselves with their friends over the phone but i think it is correct when you said that it could hurt people. Because not everyone is nice sometimes like you said and they can blackmail people and i don't think that anyone thinks that it's right

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Josh #15
09/17/2011 18:15

I think an some everyday objects that distract us are clothes. When we wear clothes we focus more on "style" rather than the their actual worth, which is to cover ourselves. When people focus on how their clothes look, they sometimes over analyze and end up unhappy with their appearence. Then they go buy new things to wear to fit the new trends. So, we sometimes end up spending more than we have to on new clothes, which makes us unhappy too.

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Yvan 13
09/17/2011 18:19

An object with simple worth that could cause anguish if not appreciated for would be the internet. A person could use it for informational uses as research or knowledge, but a person could also seriously impact a person's self-esteem and make them very depressed if not aware of the dangers and responsibility that are given from the internet.

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Josh #15
09/17/2011 18:32

I agree with Richards opinion. The internet could hurt yourself or others. If someone posts something embarrasing or hurtful on the internet, it will never come off. Also, if you post only one bad thing, many people can access it and your reputation will be hurt. I think your right when you said that people have too much freedom on the internet. There is very little someone can do if someone posts something offensive about them.

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09/18/2011 08:50

Many simple things can hurt people. I think one of them is the internet. People can upload or respond to something inappropriately. Also someone can find out your e-mail address and try to blackmail you. Also with social websites like facebook someone can tag you in a picture you regret taking or someone can even cyber-bully you. People have the freedom on the internet to do almost anything, but some people like to abuse that freedom.

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11
09/18/2011 08:55

I agree with Patrick. He knows the effects one thing could have on another. The phone can hurt people, and people could benefit from having a phone. Almost everything has a bad purpose, but they also have good purposes too. If you look at anything I'm sure you can find a something to benefit from, except for weapons.

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Michael 14
09/18/2011 11:31

I agree with Richard. If you put a picture on the internet, it could be permanent and you can never take it off. Also Richard said you can send hurtful messages on the internet and I agree because it has happened to many people before and they can get really offended.

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Sam 18
09/18/2011 12:04

I think that a television would be an object that causes you anguish because you can see other celebrities that you think are the perfect model, and you would want to look or act more like them. Changing your life might influence the way other people think about you and you might not have the same great relationships as you did before. This would cause you anguish and you would be confused and wonder what you did wrong.

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Sam 18
09/18/2011 12:15

I agree with Richard's opinion. It's true people have too much freedom on the internet and that many people are suffering because of mean things posted about them. You could completely ruin someone's life if you're not carefull. You can never truly delete something off of the internet, so you have to be carefull that what you post does not hurt anyone or yourself in any way.

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Lorenzo #36
09/18/2011 14:38

Money is an object that makes people greedy and selfish. You can be corrupted and then people become envious of the amounts of money you have. Then sometimes fighting breaks out.

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Alexandra #23
09/18/2011 14:58

i think an object that might cause anguish is an iphone or itouch, on this device, you can get a photoshop app. This might cause anguish because you are trying to fix yourself, or others to make them look prettier, you can also maybe even make the person you are editing, unattractive or ugly. You can cause anguish towards yourself by not thinking your pretty enough and trying too hard to fit in, when really you were born to stand out.

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Alexandra #23
09/18/2011 15:05

i agree with jill, a camera can scar someone emotionally and mentally if misused by someone who is trying to hurt the person they took a picture of. This can cause depression and or thoughts of suicide due to bullying and being made fun of.

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Max #8
09/18/2011 15:26

I think video games can cause someone anguish because playing to much could be bad for you. When you play alot you start to not do much accept play it. Take my xbox for example. Sometimes I didn't go outside for days. It also isn't that healthy. Doctors suggest to do 1 or 2 hours a day when I used to do like 7! It can also hurt your eyes. As fun as video games are don't do to much of them.

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Joseph #16
09/18/2011 15:29

A device that might cause anguish is a phone. If someone does not use it for talking to others, which is what it was invented for, then that person will be distracted from family and friends. Some person would be caught up in twitter and would not stop, ignoring others.

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Tommy #33
09/18/2011 15:30

An object that can cause anguish in life can be a a cell phone. Most people use cell phones for a good cause. For example,talking to friends on the weekend. Unfortunately, there are people in the world that use cell phones to blackmail, to threaten, and to expose personal secrets of yours. You cand start worrying because you never know what that person is going to do, and that can cause a lot of anguish

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Max #8
09/18/2011 15:31

I agree with you Emily internet can also cause you anguish. Before I got my xbox I did the computer for hours on end. It always distracted me from homework. I would tell myself to do like 15 minutes of it before homework but then it would turn into an hour. It can be really fun to look up videos and stuff but it could be really distracting.

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Tommy #33
09/18/2011 15:34

I accidentely forget to put a period at the ed of my response and mispelled "cand". It should say "can."

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Joseph #16
09/18/2011 15:37

I agree with Richard. If one uses the internet in harmful ways such as sending inappropiate photos or trashing others, then people will get hurt badly and will cry uncontrolably. People have too much freedom and can hurt people because of it. I rest my case.

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Tommy #33
09/18/2011 15:40

I agree with Richard. There are a lot of websites and pictures on the internet that are totally inapropiate for children. Also, if you do a stupid thing that you wish you regret and you put it on the internet, that picture can never go of the internet.

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Jackie #5
09/18/2011 15:48

A simple everyday object that I find could be offensive is something each of us probably use every day. A simple pen and paper can be used to write words of hate, sorrow, despair, and every other imaginable negative aspect in this world. I think, in a way, that most of the examples people have given on here go back to just the simplicity of writing or saying rude comments.

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Jackie #5
09/18/2011 15:52

Lorenzo, I agree with your opinion. Money is such a simple thing yet can cause envy, selfishness, and may result in bad choices and buying things you don't necessarily need, instead of thinking about who really does "need it.

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Sebastian 2
09/18/2011 17:12

A simple object that can cause anguish to people is a simple cell phone. People can say mean things and not mean anything but the person recieving the message can take it lterally. Also some people obsess over thier cell phone by abusing the privledge and talking too much or texting too much. Cell Phones can cause people anguish by abusing and obsessing over it.

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Sebastian 2
09/18/2011 17:17

I agree with Max. Video games can cause people to be addicted and get unhealthy. If you play too many video games you can get bad eyesight and become an "indoor" person by not going outside. Video games are very fun, but can cause a lot of anguish and bad health.

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Jordan 32
09/18/2011 19:34

There are many simple things that may cause anguish in someones life ,but the one I think is important to not get obsessed with is popularity and fashion. This may cause anguish or distress in someones life because they will always want to be better than some one else;which is not a bad thing, but it may hurt another person by always trying to be someone else. This could also lead to jealousy.

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Jordan 32
09/18/2011 19:37

I agree with Max because if one gets stuck in their room all day they begin to lose contact with friends, in person, and they also can get a blood clot in there body from sitting down to long.

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Zach#3
09/18/2011 19:43

Something in my life that causes me aungish my TV. My TV causes me aungish because it can distract me from my work and other responsibilities.Sometimes it causes me to not finish things on time or not listen to my parents and mayive you bad ideas and use them in real life.

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Zach#3
09/18/2011 19:48

I agree with Dustin on a camera causing distress because it can cause you to think of your own image of yourself in a negative way and also care what other peple think instead of what you think.

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Kelly 9
09/18/2011 20:11

An object in my life that can cause anguish is a cell phone. Although it is a great way to keep in contact with people, being obsessed with texting can keep you from talking to people in real life, which is a much better way to talk to people. Cell phones can also be used to send mean things to other people. But if the privledges of a cell phone is not abused, cell phones are very useful and it is a nice thing to have.

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Kelly 9
09/18/2011 20:15

Correction to my previous post: But if the privilege of a cell phone is not abused, a cell phone is a nice and useful thing to have.

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Jorge #24
09/18/2011 20:24

An object in my daily life that may bring anguish,is my cell phone. MY phone may cause anguish because it is sometimes taken away for punishments because of over use during the wrong times.

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Jorge #24
09/18/2011 20:30

Additional comment to my post: When a phone is used to often an you become adicted to the phone it is common to spell words wrong because you are so used to speaking in slang. A phone should be used only to contact people for emergencies and when abused during the wrong times a concequence is often involved. And because you are adicted to texting with your phone you forget to concentrate on life and all you want and think about is yur phone an when your going to get it back.

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Jorge 24
09/18/2011 20:32

I agree with Kelly and the concept of losing conversations with people in person because of over use of the phone.

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Kelly 9
09/18/2011 20:38

Brittany, I agree. Computers are very useful for things like researching, getting updated on news in the world, commuicating with other people, and much more. But if used in the wrong way, computers can be used to do very mean things like cyberbullying because people can hide behind anonymous usernames when they hurt people. They also dont have to see how they hurt the victims. There are manny ways a compuer can be used to do bad things, but there are even more good things a computer can help us with.

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Trevor 19
09/18/2011 20:46

An object in my daily life that may bring me anguish would be certain magazines or websites. You might look at the people's beauty in the magazines which makes you notice more and all of your blemishes. If i kno i am beautiful no matter how anybody else looks then nothing can change that.

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Mikki #29
09/18/2011 20:48

I think that there are many things that can be useful at the right times but if overly used can have negative effects. One of these objects would be television. If we spend too much time watching T.V. we won't have time to study for tests or do anything else productive. If you can reasonably watch television it isn't such a bad thing but like everything else too much isn't such a good thing. T.V. can often exaggerate reality and might lead people to doing the wrong things. Often T.V. may have eduacational shows playing but just as often there are innappropriate shows that set the wrong examples for us. Once again as long as we don't abuse this privilege of watching television it can be entertaining and a nice way to relax.

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Trevor 19
09/18/2011 20:49

I agree with Alex. i sometimes look at a picture of myself and not like the way i look. Its easy to change yourself with an electronic. It doesnt mean you should, you should always love the way you look.

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Mikki #29
09/18/2011 20:51

Alex I totally agree with what you said. Some of these apps that are available for us to use may not help our self esteem. Especially the photoshop apps where you have the option to correct your appearance. This may lead a person to never feeling good enough because they will always try to fix one thing after another.

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