January 5, 2010

What You Could Learn from the Amish

Cooperation is a cornerstone for the Amish way of life.

It is a value that is ingrained at home, reinforced in school, and illustrated in the community. As cooperation is encouraged, competition is equally discouraged. ... The very nature of competition seeks to extol an individual by crowding out rivals, causing them to fail. To lose. In the upside down world of the Amish, they seek to build community by helping all individuals succeed. Everyone wins.

Suzanne Woods Fisher in her book Amish Peace

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