Some Amish have recently been modernizing themselves – with iPhones, mansions and even becoming millionaires.
* This is all very new for them. This has all happened within the last three decades or so… This massive shift from agriculture to business, and it turns out they’re great businessmen. Now, some Amish are using cell phones to conduct business:
* It’s difficult for people in this community to adapt to changing culture. It takes a lot to adapt their well-established rules. The church has a process to reprimand someone if they do something “out-of-bounds.”
It should come down to personal choice. If Amish want to continue to live in the 19th century, they are free to do so. In the same respect, if one of their grown children want to live a more modern lifestyle, then they should be free to do that as well.[More.](http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/amish-iphones-mansions-and-millionaires)