Want and Need

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Some people in countries like the United States of America think they need all the newest gadgets, the newest model of a car, and they really need the Internet. We have grown up in a generation ruled by the discoveries of things like the Internet and iPhones. We are used to having so many things that we just take for granted, things we think we need that we don’t, and worst of all things that we don’t think we need that we would be lost without. So many other nations don’t have the things that we as a generation cannot even go a day without.

This tribe of nomads in Afghanistan has things like cell phones and walkie-talkies and they don’t view them as a necessity like they are here. These people don’t believe that they need these things. Things like that just prove that depending on where you live and were raised is a factor in what you find to be a necessity in life. Most people in the age range of twenty to thirty years old have a smart phone, and they don’t go a single day without using it. We use our cell phones to call and text people but they are also used to look at Facebook and play mindless games. When he mentions that they are using the cell phones the author says they are huddled around the phone listening to music. This just goes to show you how different it really is.

After reading this article someone should realize just how much we take for granted as a country. When is the last time someone has had to ride across a land on a yak, due to the lack of a car or and a road. Two things America as a whole takes for granted. Cars aren’t looked at as a luxury here, more of as a right. Cars are great, where would we be without ambulances and fire trucks? When you’re sick that ambulance could be seen as a need, because that 5 minute drive that could have lasted hours would mean the difference between life and death. We take advantage of that while in places where these nomads live the nearest hospitals are days of traveling, meaning these...
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