posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 05:01 PM
I think you should go to Amish country and marry into one of their families. No joke here. Amish life is much different than the stereotype. They live
a quiet and austere life, choosing to do it without many of the modern conveinences. However, they need to earn a living too, and their belief does
not prohibit them from using technology in the course of their employment, if it lies outside of their community. Heck, the Pennsylvania Dutch even
have their own webpage!
So, the change is not so much in technology, it's the change in culture and the significance that culture places on technology which is different.
The Amish have respect not only for themselves and their culture as well, but everyone. Read
about how they rebuilt a neighbors farm, which was
destroyed in a tornado, in only 15 hours and charged just the cost of the materials. You don't have to cut yourself off from society to live an
austere, simple, and rewarding life. And you certainly don't have to follow in the steps of M. Night Shamilamadingdong (When you can't spell it, go
all the way). In fact, I bet that the Amish who watched that movie laughed all the way....oh, wait, nevermind.
[edit on 4-4-2006 by TheGoodDoctorFunk]