Dear Amish Wisdom readers,
Each Friday this summer, I’m sharing ten things I’ve learned from the Amish. Please feel free to chime in with your own insights!
Just enough for today and not a penny more. The Amish believe in hard work and frugality, but they strive to prevent affluent living, keeping up with the Joneses, and social status. In fact, they don’t even value the indicators of success that we prize: income, education, luxuries, and symbols of prosperity. To the Amish way of thinking, “If fools have much, they spend much.”
Amish proverb: “He who has no money is poor; he who has nothing but money is even poorer.”
The Lesson: Money is a tool, not a goal.