For over 300 years, the Amish community has proven to be one of the most recluse communities in America. Despite the growing list of films and documentaries made by those who tried to capture their unique way of life, most of us still don’t know, nor understand, what it’s like to live in the Amish’s bubble-wrapped world.
While some aspects of their everyday routine may be fascinating, others can be troubling. Either way, these 20 facts about the Amish will offer you a rare glimpse into their undiscovered reality and deepest secrets.
1. The first thing to know about the Amish community is the fact that everyone has their place. Boys will pick a trade to go into, and girls are all pre-destined to be housewives. Because of this, they see no need for an education past the 8th grade level.