In photos we have seen, Amish children go barefoot frequently, the women often and the men rarely. The Amish provide a compelling view into a simpler time. A time when we were closer to the earth, to each other and less encumbered with the "needs" of a modern marketing-driven society. Many will certainly feel homesick for "times past" when looking at these pictures. The question arises "Does the world really have to be as complicated as it now is?"