Wisdom from the Amish

I recently watched a documentary on Amish living, and the thing I was so intrigued by was their wisdom about life. The story that struck me most was this: 

 There was a tour bus travelling through Amish country, and an Amish man got on.  When he got on he asked the crowd -- what's the difference between you and us? ... Well, he said, how many of you have television? All the hands went up. He said, how many of you, if you have a family, think you'd be better off without television? Practically all the hands went up. He said how many of you are going to go home and get rid of it? No hands went up. He said that's the difference between you and the Amish. Because we will do it. If it's bad for the family, we will not have it.

What are you willing to do for your family, for your friends, for yourself? 

1 comment:

  1. love this post! my husband and i are not amish, but we have been married for 9 years and have never owned a tv. we do watch movies (maybe once a week) and i sometimes stream a show on my laptop while i am doing dishes or editing, but over all not much. i don't know how people find time to watch tv...