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13 Awesome Life Lessons From The Amish People – Page 3 – Springtime Cottage

 10. They homeschool their children
This gives them good quality time with each other so they can bond and appreciate their family more. They can eliminate the high cost of tuition, travel expenses, and much more. They live like royalty in this case. They will not be otherwise corrupted by the unscrupulous behavior of the outside world. Knowledge is passed on in a calm and comfortable environment. Their children can be much more focused and will learn more in less time. Can this be one of the practical steps to take for any of us who have children?

11. Good hosts

They welcome people from all over the outside world to learn about how they live….. They won’t charge, but they do not bend their rules to accommodate a stranger. So if you should ever visit them be a nice guest. They will give you a nice room, a lot of food, sing songs and play music for you for free. Are the Amish not the best?

12. Have fun working

This is one of the envy of most people as the regular practice of society is to take work with an unpleasant attitude because for the most part, they do not enjoy their work. They have been fed this fad; come to work early, make sure you impress your boss, work for a pay raise, and get a higher education so you can get a promotion. The harsh reality is that this is like an illusion for most people- the more work they put in and the more education they pursue is the less happy they become. The Amish have found a way to eliminate all this. Not to please a boss- they are their own bosses and they have fun putting their best out in their businesses.

 13.They live off the grid

13 Awesome life hacks from the Amish People
Photo of Amish air drying their clothes

This is one of the untold secrets of the Amish people. Most may think that because they live off the grid, they do not use electricity. That is not so…. They are very savvy in the technical area of electrical energy.
They use solar energy, utilize wind energy when the wind is high, and they use generators.
They store up lots of fuel and use it very sparsely. They use kerosene lamps and gas lamps for light at nights.
They stay away from television, phone, and modern technology as a way of keeping themselves away from the corruption of the outside world.

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10 Comments

  1. In this world of ours now we could learn a lot from the Amish people. Firstly faithfulness to one another. There are so many dysfunctional families now because of infidelity. Our children our suffering the effects of this. Enjoyment in growing your own produce as well as the wholesomeness.
    The only problem though is the subservience if the women. This therefore takes us back in time to where the women were second class to men. I myself do not like that side of the Amish culture.

    • Mama Cook

      I once heard “treat your husband like he’s king and you will be his queen”…believe it or not it works!!! When I finally gave my husband the honor he deserves (out of love and loyalty/ not pressure from him), I’ve never been cherished so much! 31 years later…these are the best years yet!!!

      • I couldn’t agree more. I used to balk about being told I was supposed to obey my husband. Until I realize that if my husband loves me as much as God loves the church like he’s supposed to then he would never ask me to do something that would hurt me or degrade me or be wrong in any way. I’ve never felt more loved than when I started loving my husband like the Bible tells me to, and it does not mean that I’m subservient.

        • Springtime Cottage

          Excellent. Love that Misty!

      • Adrienne

        That’s good advise. I’m struggling with that now.

  2. LaWanna Brand

    The men do men’s work and are happy to do it, women do women’s work and are happy to do it. Their is no battle of sexes in the Amish world. Men are treated like the King and women are treated like the Queen. Children are taught by the parents and are disciplined by the parents. Once of age they can stay or go, most stay. I respect the Amish people.

    • Springtime Cottage

      I really love this comment, thank you so much. We really respect them also. That is why we will only write the positive things about the amish.Have a wonderful week LaWanna Brand.

  3. Really great read. And the comments are wonderful too. But at 42 and being a man it seems like the majority of women my age seem to feel lesser staying at home. And as one comment stated “doing women’s work”. I’d make a great stay at home dad. Lol. I’d have meals prepped and work in the yard all day. And very happily at that. ?

    • Springtime Cottage

      Ok Sir. Nothing wrong with that at all. Men can be very good at house work too. I love helping my wife around the house. We bond so much and she has a thousand thanks to give me when the night falls. Ain’t nothing better…. smile!