nimbo . i reckon i could do a deserted island. if there was plenty of water and fruit.
its like prison (besides the possible rapes :)) total isolation , peace and quiet, acess to a limitless library... is that really punishment?
Watch out for Big "Gorilla" Bubba he swings
:). i can out run bubba
you better hope so and that's not a banana he has either - lol
lmao. i just coughed half my sandwich out :)
Mo money,mo problems
I don't know that it is a true statement. The Amish have domestic violence because the proscribe a strict gender behavior code which actually encourages domestic violence. They have also of late suffered from young-on-old crimes (been in the paper, they hold the victim down and shave or cut their whiskers, which is a direct attack on the traditions of the Amish).
I think a simpler life can be more rewarding IF it is replaced by a pure devotion to things like nature, nurturing oneself and others, appreciating others for exactly what they are and no more, and healing consumerism. Then also, that freed-up time needs hobbies, like whittling/wood carving, quilt-making or candle-making, something to fill in the gaps that were eaten up by the old way of life.
The Amish also run many puppy mills and do not treat the animals with respect. Not my idea of a rewarding lifestyle by any means. There seems to be a lack of respect for life in their rigid lifestyle.
I agree. Just because something is a tradition doesn't make it right. Genetics is showing us how we create our offspring by focusing attention on what we desire. Like the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints in the paper wor much lately; by punishing free will choice and learning life by rote, their genetics eventually won't contain creative problem solving as a possibility (except for the rare genetic throwback). Religion for the sake of tradition is always a mistake, I think.
I think it's much harder, not more rewarding. Me, I COULD do it if I HAD to, but I sure like my electric dishwasher and all that goes with electricity.
Being an Australian as their is always tomorrow to get things done
I don't know whether I'd say it's more rewarding but I bet it's a lot less stressful.
Not sure about the Amish.. but I have been on hudderite farms doing deliveries and pickups. Women are treated less than the cattle. I saw a 9 year old boy driving a tractor... taking 30 women 8-50 on a hay bale wagon to go out to the fields to do rock picking by hand
would love to be almish i lived in upstate newyork and they are so nice and happy
They make it work for them that's for sure.
What Simpler life is there than that of a Bachelor , No Ball and Chain and No Headachs , Silence is Golden .
I think we need to hear from our Amish EP'ers.... What you say??? There are None!!!!!
I think it can be more rewarding, but it depends on the person.
There's a documentary called "Wild China". Watching this was proof for me.
NONE! which is why are are all doomed
The percentage of unhappy people living a materialistic lifestyle.
Proof? Not sure what you mean. It seems to me that it is all very subjective. What is rewarding for some would be death to others.