Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires. ~ L. Tsu

There is an Amish population boom in the United States.

Though they travel at the pace of a horse and buggy, the Amish population boom continues to climb. The Amish population has doubled in the last 15 years and will double again in the next 12 years.  

A new Amish settlement is founded in the United States nearly once a month and more than 60 percent of all existing Amish communities sprang up after 1990. There are now Amish settlements in 28 U.S. States.

The Amish live longer than the general population and the average child mortality rate is lower.

1 million Amish will live in the United States across 1,000 settlements in 20 years.The main factor behind the growth is simple: Big families and a high “retention” rate.

Simplicity, Simplicity, Simplicity.

The Amish believe that faith and life are not complex.

No cell phones or PDA’s, the Amish find freedom for the mind and soul in their adherence to simplicity.

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Taking one day at a time, and enjoying life in the heart of Dixie. People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don’t sit looking at it – walk. There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.
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2 Responses to Simplicity….

  1. The Amish are amazing people. I did not know about this increase. Thanks, Barbara

  2. Interesting, though they will take the subway system–I saw a group of young Amish youth on it one day in New York🙂

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