There is a large group of people in this country, as many as 100,000, who will never see the HowStuffWorks Web site because they don't have computers, don't have the electricity to run computers, and don't want the electricity to run computers. These folks get around in horse-drawn buggies and use lanterns for light. The people to whom I refer are collectively known as "the Amish." That the Amish have been able to maintain an 18th century lifestyle in a 21st century world is amazing!
In this article, we will explore how and why the Amish live as they do.
You may have heard of the Amish from the film "Witness" starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis. This is a work of entertainment and not a documentary of Amish life. You may also have heard that the Amish are "stuck in time," but this is not true, either, as you will see. If you have actually visited "Amish Country," then you may know a little more about these people. The Amish are not easy to get acquainted with because their religious beliefs require separation from the non-Amish world.
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When I was younger (from 10-14), we lived near a small Amish community, we bought things from them - fresh goats milk, homemade butter, cheese, etc. They always seemed so nice, and friendly. I secretly wanted to be Amish then, lol. I still think it would be a peaceful life, but I am not sure I could live that way all the time.
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