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Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard? | Jon Jandai | TEDxDoiSuthep

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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Jon is a farmer from northeastern Thailand. He founded the Pun Pun Center for Self-reliance, an organic farm outside Chiang Mai, with his wife Peggy Reents in 2003. Pun Pun doubles as a center for sustainable living and seed production, aiming to bring indigenous and rare seeds back into use. It regularly hosts training on simple techniques to live more sustainably. Outside of Pun Pun, Jon is a leader in bringing the natural building movement to Thailand, appearing as a spokesperson on dozens of publications and TV programs for the past 10 years. He continually strives to find easier ways for people to fulfill their basic needs. For more information visit http://www.punpunthailand.org About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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trebor 118 (1 day ago)
We spend money to play minecraft, yet this guy is playing it for free
Kanakarao Gedela (2 days ago)
marvless speech excellent speech....I don't know never before life is enough is simple
47shuaib (2 days ago)
Who are all unliked it????? They must be sick in mind
Vlad Baje (3 days ago)
This is best TED talk ever.
Vlad Baje (3 days ago)
This is what enlightened means. It happens to me during 4 years of traveling
CHARLES TABILOG (3 days ago)
Very well said. 😃
Daniel Chadwick (3 days ago)
I invest only on what I use , if I don't use it I lose it . I let go of attachment to things I don't use because they are useless .
jms (4 days ago)
Life is easy without any responsibility
barbara chipley (5 days ago)
I don't let anything stress me out anymore. Yes life could be better but then we wouldn't have other people in our lives to make it miserable.
Anthony Wafula (6 days ago)
We can be happy!!!! Very enriching message
wow good i dea
Wisepersonsay (8 days ago)
Exactly, life is simple but people make it complicated. Earlier you find what you want out of life, it's easier to live. The average and majority people follow social expectations and stereotype about life - earn lots of money, get stressed out, and die unfilling. I love the nature and like to be alone a lot. It gives me joy and peace. When I was earning bread, my mind was focused on how to live economically and generously to both myself and others. I managed to retire earlier than the average people. I now enjoy growing my food and helping the real needy around the world who are chasing after a wind. People need guidance, but they have to wake up to themselves - spiritual awakening and enlightenment. Bad and good experiences are good fertilizers to our soul and spiritual satisfaction. Most of people don't have a purpose or a clue about what it is to be content. They are trapped in their own misconception about life.
A wise man
FX Christsandya (8 days ago)
love this talk!
c j (9 days ago)
Making life easy is hard, especially when u have lived it hard for so long. There is no formula to make it easy, either, hence why self-help books and new religions continue to expand. But perhaps for the human being who is thirsty enough, he will ask sincerely and the well will be revealed to him.
That's what your mom said.
Coop Media (10 days ago)
but how do i get internet in house i build myself? is not possible, need it, or i wont be able to see pieces like these. i am stuck
qaghzz (10 days ago)
2.4k dumbfucks disliked this. The best ted talk ever.
Elmer Cuaton (10 days ago)
This man is real.
A great class.
Orlando Rivas (11 days ago)
Very wise talk, non pretentious human being. Thank you for sharing!
victoria quesnel (12 days ago)
Love this video ! He said to collect and save seeds . SIMPLE to plant vegetables in pots . He said to dig a lake and put fish and you'll have lots to eat year round . He said we can build a house ourselves and that is true . So the kids and I started a foundation of 30x 30 ' of concrete . We completed it in 2 days .... we are on our way ! We felt great . It wasn't so hard after all . It brought family unity ! This man says he builds a hose every year !
Skellitiod (12 days ago)
"My life is light and easy thats enough for me". (Matthew 11:30)
pa Saephan (13 days ago)
"life is a beautiful struggle"
Spec Agent,Ken K . (14 days ago)
Oh bro..i ever know him..awesome.. thanks lots of this sharing.
tl travel (14 days ago)
not all everyone can copy him but can make your life easy from his message
Aniki Brother (14 days ago)
Life became difficult when we started to look outside for guidance. Water and raw food. Community, simplicity, modesty ... and still learning, especially from a nice video like this ! haha
Robert Portillo (14 days ago)
Beautiful ♡♡♡
Eric Outram (15 days ago)
Has a great philosophy of living A great man
Eric Outram (15 days ago)
Brilliant Light and easy Give the man a job in the government Then again he wouldn’t get a job. He too intelligent,they don’t hire intelligent people
ResSaurabh Tyagi (16 days ago)
Yeah ..There is nothing in the life people live nowadays...Even the richest are commiting suicide
Denizli Turkey (16 days ago)
Challenges appeal us.
Mariama Diaby (16 days ago)
Awesome talk
Wen Hao (17 days ago)
Beautiful eye-opening video
Senthil Kumar (17 days ago)
Don't run after money.but don't be idle.or be never married.
Łukasz Janas (19 days ago)
As R. W. Emerson wrote: "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here. This is to have succeeded." :)
wearedust inthewind (19 days ago)
He follows the advice of The King Rama IX.
Last Romantic (20 days ago)
Ronald Reagan with his Reaganomics would hate Jon Jandai. Haha!
Nosa NW (20 days ago)
Bravo
edwin agustian (22 days ago)
Normal people speaking to the ubnormal and crazy mind outside there.
Michael Petty (22 days ago)
He does live outside the box. He’s happy. He understands simplicity. But. He does live in Bangkok. It’s different in America. Now. We can live a simple life in America. But. It’s a choice. You can choose simplicity. Or you can choose materialistic. Like the video.
а будто же участок нужно приобрести под дом¿ позже еще выплачивать за него налог. уже не попросту
а будто же малыши¿ а будто же путешествия¿
Sylvain (23 days ago)
A wise man.
nostrinick (23 days ago)
Thank you for this video.
ben nichols (23 days ago)
Life is not easy.
Harish Madankar (25 days ago)
Why do we make it so hard? Answer:Society
Chung Seng (25 days ago)
Loved it so much! Greeting from Cambodia 🇰🇭
Sachin Lavande (27 days ago)
Awesome speech
Orion (28 days ago)
Right now, I believe that Jon Jandai has the right mentality and attitude toward life. As I watch the world steadily decay, with more and more people reduced to abject poverty, through unemployment, the devaluation of the currencies, and the need for great corporations and governments to ever reduce costs and become more mechanised, I realise the insidious cancer of the Industrial Revolution. That great movement facilitated the relentless squandering of the earth's resources, in so many unsustainable ways, to profit a few, at the expense of most of the world's population, that our societies now are on the verge of collapse. I'm not saying that nothing good came out of that great event - our current scientific and technological knowledge and accomplishments would probably not have reached such breathtaking heights had it not been for the systematic and concerted efforts that were made in research to fine-tune all that was applicable to big industry. But we need to re-evaluate where we see ourselves in the future - indeed, what our future is to be - and perhaps envision a calmer, sustainable, more "down-to-earth" approach, and work towards it.
sowathana Khamphean (30 days ago)
So inspiring talked. This is something I would do in my life for​ another 5 years from now.
Armou opas (30 days ago)
Life is too short,find the real happiness for the rest of our life.Thank you so much Jon Jundai.
Bereket Goitom (30 days ago)
I appreciate story, and brave person
Lindsy Mils (30 days ago)
♥️
TenzoG (1 month ago)
To simply put it, people care too much of what others think of them, that is why life is hard.
Asura Pain (1 month ago)
Freedom?
John Riso (1 month ago)
I get Caught up in "Over Thinking"....
SHAAH HAMEED (1 month ago)
Dave Ramsey — 'We buy things we don't need with money we don't have to impress people we don't like.'
Tristan Isara (1 month ago)
very nice my brother
The five Elements (1 month ago)
This message was deep 💜live free or die trying ...☀️
Tejus Wadbudhe (1 month ago)
Thank you
follow Jesus! (1 month ago)
The answer is, because of greed! The book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible teaches us that all of man's problems come from his desires. The more a man desires the more the man will have to work the more the man will wear himself out trying to become rich and then the more Misery the man will suffer. Achieving the basics in life is easy yes..... Everything after that just brings temporary things and takes a lot of sweat and misery to obtain them all. The Bible teaches us, better to be happy and content and joyful with a little than trying to suffer to get much. Because when you die you cannot take it with you!
danny valastro (1 month ago)
maybe for you but there are children dying with cancer people starving too death you must be smoking something life is hard cruel and unfair
Whitninjathemovie (1 month ago)
Bet his house has no AC, running water, toilet...
Aakash Shahi (1 month ago)
Thanks for your simple way of life philosophy............
kedvadee Seesuk (1 month ago)
💜
Nonong Ferrer (1 month ago)
I know, but money is the problem it makes life so hard if you dont have money you cant buy food,shelter,etc.. nothing is free
NotoriousNUGS (1 month ago)
This message was so amazing! I have been super stressed about my life lately and finding a good job that pays well and focusing on missed opportunities and how im just getting older and older and still haven't decided what to do with my life. I have a beautiful wife and family but no job but my wife works and it really eats at me right now. I still need to find a source of income but this makes me realize I've been over thinking a lot of things in my life, life should be simple like this man is saying, I mean do I really need a really good job that pays a lot and I work super hard? For what? Will I then be happy?.....Probably not. I just need to stop over thinking and be happy with LIFE! And live life how its suppose to be lived.....FREE. By the way.....I still got 20yrs to own my house bhahahahahahaha
Patty N (1 month ago)
wonderful talk, so many good things to think about.
Ania Lian (1 month ago)
Back to the trees? Is this the message? And those houses are built on air? So far air is free otherwise you have to pay for the land and you get the money for that from what?
Rahimat Mohammed (1 month ago)
This guy makes so much senseeeee
Robert Ryan (1 month ago)
Wife & Kids...? No mention? ...Any single guy can live like him.....Add wife and kids it's a different game.
Harshit Dwivedi (1 month ago)
Thanks tedx..
Po (1 month ago)
Jika mudah kenapa wajah anda kacau 🤭
Po (1 month ago)
Jika mudah kenapa wajah anda kacau 🤭
Po (1 month ago)
Jika mudah kenapa wajah anda kacau 🤭
Today's Topic (1 month ago)
Great message. Thank you
jayram dahal (1 month ago)
i'm from Nepal. now trying to understand life
Minh Chanh Nguyen (1 month ago)
i don't need to make myselft like nobody else
An an (1 month ago)
all agree
คุณคือ ต้นแบบชีวิตของผมครับ ขอบคุณครับ
Dale Peto (1 month ago)
Is this guy a genius ??
jambolee75 (1 month ago)
YOUR MUM
Dunga (1 month ago)
except the sick thing, this guy get a point...I think 😮
jake jackobson (1 month ago)
Exactly how I have been feeling for some time now
Great thought
Kim Brian (1 month ago)
amazing
Francis Omondi (1 month ago)
Thanks a lot...its pleasure hearing your advice
halah (1 month ago)
I'm sorry, jon, but this is how capitalism works.
Nick23at63 Nick (1 month ago)
Well, we're not all born equal with the same skills and talent due to genetics, so it's not so easy for some of us. Sure, we can try to be positive, but that only goes so far. Eventually, we all need support, and for whatever reason, some of us just don't get it. We can't do it by ourselves. All of the family members I could count on have passed away, the only ones left couldn't care less. Same thing for my closest friends, all gone. And the friends who are alive and I have helped in the past have abandoned me, so I guess they weren't true friends. Life is tough when tornadoes hit your home and destroy everything, then contractors you hire screw you over. Then no one wants to help you, just saying "Stop feeling sorry for yourself." Yea, it's easy to say that when you haven't been hit with a tornado yourself and your life turned upside down. Some of us are just screwed. Life is not that easy for some of us.
Abroad Campus (1 month ago)
Any one translate in telugu
mssummerrose1 (1 month ago)
Extraordinary
Elvera Serato (1 month ago)
Life is only difficult when we applied all peoples suggestions,we must follow our own instinct instead we know ourselves more than others.
ELJAX (1 month ago)
This man just changed my life....
(1 month ago)
civilization, it’s enough!!!!
Code Man (1 month ago)
A chinese noodles cook who came from t Tibet made good money. Its about the impact not the assets
tom7865 (1 month ago)
I noticed this in Indonesia. The people just seemed to sit at the side of the road all day doing very little (maybe farming a bit of rice) but most of the day they just sat around and are and talked with each other. Not a great deal of money but they all seemed happy.
Warped (1 month ago)
Hey doc, I'm sick, I need some water and dirt!
Leonardo Dwigantoro (1 month ago)
this is really special

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