5 responses to Some will walk, a few will drive
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    Natalya (talj)
    Comment on Some will walk, a few will drive (July 2nd, 2007 at 03:02)

    Lovely photo!

    I have a question, when the young are allowed to experience all these different things, do they often just adjust back to life without things like trucks? Or does being able to try these things give them a taste of something they cant then let go of?

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    Comment on Some will walk, a few will drive (July 2nd, 2007 at 19:31)

    Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Most of them can give up the freedom of rumspringa since about 80 to 90 % of youth choose to be baptized. Some don’t and choose not to.

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    Natalya (talj)
    Comment on Some will walk, a few will drive (July 3rd, 2007 at 16:30)

    80-90% is much higher than I had expected, very interesting. I wonder if the youth of today here were to spend time living the Amish way what they would then decide to do given the choice?!

    Many thanks for your reply :o)

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    Comment on Some will walk, a few will drive (July 8th, 2007 at 16:37)

    Good question, I kind of doubt they’d go for it though a small handful might. The Amish often tell me that it’s hard to do unless you grew up that way, and I suspect they’re right. I think it would be beneficial in so many ways however if non-Amish youth spent a month or a summer working on an Amish farm or business.

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    Helen Parnell-Berry
    Comment on Some will walk, a few will drive (June 20th, 2008 at 11:44)

    We used to have National Service in the UK for young men. This was stopped in the late 50’s (I think). These days you here the generation just in front of mine saying “They should bring back National Service”. Maybe they should have Amish Service. Not sure some of the UK yobs would be able to cope though. They’d end up leading the Amish youth astray.

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