Yes it would! A simple life.
Yes, what woman wouldn't "simply" love to get up at 4 in the morning, milk a bunch of cows, then spend a couple hours making breakfast before hand laundering; making sure to get done in time to spend an hour making lunch before getting to afternoon chores which need to be done pretty quick because supper needs to be fixed and all those kids need to get their homework done and get washed before going to bed. Better get to bed pretty quick, my dear, because it's almost 4 o'clock in the morning again and those cows don't take a day off. Repeat same. Repeat same. Repeat same. Until you die.
ANON you don't think that woman work hard today? Otherwise, you must be one that likes to sleep til noon and do nothing all day.
Sorta bitter anon??? I notice you said nothing of the Men folk. OH, they must be sitting around doing nothing while the Women toil away...........You would'nt have their life and they would not have yours. Don't feel too sorry for them; they choose their lifstyle.
I admire the Amish people and read somewhere that the community had forgiven the man who shot the children. If that is true, it is amazing!And there may still be a few women anon 3:59 who would trade the hectic lifestyle of working at a job and then coming home to another one. It's probably mind boggling how much money Amish families save by living such simple lifestyles compared to the rest of us.They are an admirable group.
I would love to spend some time in the Amish lifestyle, just to get a feel for it.....I might just decide to revert. What wonderful people.
I agree 7:29 - the lifestyle of the Amish reflects the way things were so many years ago. Have we really helped ourselves by buying into this fast paced world?No easy answer. Just individual decisions.Freedom is responsibility, still.
I think that I might like no TV, computer, cell phones, etc.....Maybe get to know our families a little better. No escapes - it's all the real thing.
Just last week I watched a documentary about rape in the Amish community. A young woman had left the community after being repeatedly raped from a young age by at least 2 of her brothers. She was forced to leave the community because she chose to press charges with local law inforcement to get them to stop. She was supposed to just forgive them every time and never mention it.
If ya'll are so eager to join the Amish, who'll we send to fight in George W's unnecessary wars? Do you suppose those nasty Muslims want to end the Amish ways, also? BTW nothing says you personally can't reject whatever part of our "hectic lifestyle" you don't like without going so far as the Amish.
Anon 7:31. I have an idea. Let's send people to fight "George's War" that enlist and believe in defending our freedoms. I never heard Vietnam referred to as "Johnson's War".
You folks who continue to buy the administration's claim that war in Iraq was is "defending our freedoms" are, in my opinion, not thinking clearly. Iraq did not attack us and Afghanistan also did not attack us but tolerated the al Qaeda plotters. The effort in Afghanistan (still incomplete) was justified. I fully endorse defending the USA and our allies. I do not accept that warring in the Middle East is furthering our security. BTW - I served over 4 years during Viet Nam (the US involvement started by Eisenhower, increased by Kennedy, vastly expanded by Johnson and finally lost by Nixon).
Hey Anons! Get a clue. If we were all Amish, America more than likely wouldn't be in wars. The Amish don't stick their noses in everyone else's business.
NOPE!The "world" would NOT "be a better place if we were ALL Amish." Without industrialization there would be NO way to produce enough food to feed the population of the United States which is why NONindustrialized nations are STARVING and require the World Food Organization to send them food.As for people who want to live "Amish", turn off your air conditioning, telephone and see how long it takes you to go by horse and buggy to a doctor 50 miles from your home. One other thing, learn to forgive ALL people especially those who MURDER children.
Anon 9:47, Then why was it never called the Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon War?
The war we are fighting is against cowards who kill innocent people. They come to you. They do not care how you live or how you dress or even worship. Idiots and pacifists sit around, wait on them to come back, while those keeping them away are criticized. They have been rather busy for a few years thanks to a president and others who are not afraid to make a decision to protect us all. Thank God for them.
Yep, then we could all have a craft shop in Branson.
and your point is?I know amish and they wouldn't let you poison their gene pool.(my secret hidden message appears when my picture is enlarged)
Wow, gods little angle, quite the irony there! Please don't put in a good word for me to the "man", if that is how you show your christian attitude.
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