“For me, I wanted to experience a different life. I wanted to go out and drive a truck, or something like that. I just thought that would be cool. Back then, that was everything to us. To have phones, radios and stuff like that – of course our parents, they didn’t like that.”
Levi left his Amish family when he was 17. See his story in The Amish: Shunned on American Experience PBS February 4.