Learning from Amish homesteading daily life may not be the answer to all your problems but adopting some of the principles of the Amish just might. While the Amish keep to themselves and have very little contact with people outside of their communities, there is a lot of information available about the way they live. Seeing that Amish families have for years lived simple lives and resisted the temptations found in society today.
For many people who struggle through their lives probably could use some of the examples from the Amish. These Amish values or actions may or may not blend into a modern homesteaders lifestyle but you may consider …..
putting God and community ahead of the individual;
a life of ‘goodness’, rather than a life of intellect
wisdom, rather than technical knowledge
community welfare, rather than competition
Avoiding consumerism by wearing uniform plain clothing
separation from, rather than integration with modern worldly society
non-resistance – seeking peaceful resolution to conflicts (that is a homesteaders choice but protecting your family and livestock is important)
they are pacifists and don’t serve in the military
guns are used only for hunting (I am a gun owner that trains for many reasons but I am very much English)
they don’t hold elective office, and usually don’t vote
they don’t own modern technology
never apply or accept any state benefits or use insurance
have their own education system
speak a German dialect among themselves
marry among their community
The Amish are first and foremost – self sufficient.
Benefits of reading and following the Learning From Amish Life Article
● You can learn a lot about how your can be enriched by following many examples of the Amish way of life
● It describes several aspects of how they live and how their beliefs drive the way the go about living their lives
● It talks about how there are some similarities to how homesteaders approach their daily lives
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