Personal Narrative: How 9/11 Changed My Life

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I personally have never experienced anything that has changed my life. My parents never got a divorce, no one that was super close to me passed away, and I have only broken one bone in my body but I would hardly call it that. Although I have never gone through a tough time in my personal life, I know plenty that have. There have been many horrible things that have happened all around the world, yet with those tragedies there have been amazing inventions, incredible blessings, and breathtaking events. Sadly along with incredible events come horrifying times. The 9/11 attack, the use of cell phones also with the invention of the internet, and the terrorist attack at Paris has forever changed my life. On September 11, 2001, I was only four years…show more content…
"The Flip Phone", "The Nokia", and "The Razor" are types of phones everyone knows about. Even though the first mobile phone was invented in 1973, it was not until the iPhone that got everyone's attention, including mine. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was in the double digits; I was finally 10 years old, and what does every 10 year old want? A phone. An iPhone to be exact. "The iPhone is known for its trademarked touch screen, which allows users to do what they need without the use of a keypad and navigational keys; every action can be completed with just the touch of a finger" (iPhone 1). A mobile laptop, as I call it. It was all I could do to beg my parents for the latest and greatest invention of all time, at least in my mind it was. I wanted to be like everyone on T.V. and to be cool, but my parents would never give in. Finally when I was old enough to have a phone, the only one I got was my mom's hand-me-down which was an old worn out "flip phone". It took many Christmas's and begging to Santa Clause to get me one, but finally it happened. They rewarded me with a brand new, still in the box, had not even been activated yet, iPhone 5. It took them five generations to get me one, but at the time I did not have one complaint. With my iPhone and the use of the internet, I felt like I was on top of the world. Along with the internet came my obsession with Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Pop Culture Universe says, "Twitter is a microblogging platform and social networking service is a simple Short Message Service (SMS)-based platform meant to allow a person to communicate in 140 characters or less, called "tweets," with others in a group. On its homepage, Twitter encourages users to 'Discover what's happening right now, anywhere in the world'" (Twitter 1). Sharing a photo with a friend and
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