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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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Nata Phuthachan (1 day ago)
Bl0ckStr1keGam3r (2 days ago)
Yeah yeah what makes it hard Is school it needs to be banned from life
Felipe Jacobs (3 days ago)
Lee Wen Jie (3 days ago)
Just a random thought, he seem to be like can build his house anywhere but this does not work on other countries while at least you need to own that land. Clarify me if I am wrong.
Mr and Mrs Beaulieu (3 days ago)
The best video I've seen in many years. Every word here is truth.
Amir Jamili (4 days ago)
I think Jon's idea is absolutely right because when human create a new technology it creates more obligations and more dependencies.
chergui toufik (6 days ago)
life is not easy it's never been and it's not going to be
Is true P
Fatima Fatima (7 days ago)
selam queen (7 days ago)
we all are slaves for the system till we die!
King Fedine (9 days ago)
Truly an insperational man, gives me more energy
King Fedine (9 days ago)
If you follow somethibg you can never catch it! Got damn i loved that quote
Michael Fuhrmann (9 days ago)
not working in germany or other countries with a dense population without an acer ... i have to pay 800 euro just to survive.
Marok yx (6 days ago)
I have to pay...1250 euro..seriously... 450 euro more than you...
Anhad Singha (13 days ago)
Because we choose to watch videos like these and waste time!
MathIsGreatFun (13 days ago)
This talk reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately," a passage from Walden by Thoreau. In my humble opinion, Jandai is describing the bigger picture of life: we are like pawns regularly looking for sophisticated ways with which to make our lives easier, thereby making our lives harder. Perhaps we should look further inward and think deeply about the common joys we as humans all have: family, friends, laughter, love, and compassion. Such a beautiful talk.
Damodar Shirsale (14 days ago)
Money does.
mario soler (14 days ago)
..i liked that character..i agree wit him too, he's doing the most important thing a human does: to think clearly on what's worth doing in life..& do it🙏
Really awesome 👌
Lely Larasati (14 days ago)
Great speech! Thank you. I choos the easy way of life.
George Schuler (14 days ago)
Moch. Ihsan Zulda (15 days ago)
"Hirup mah gampang, GENGSI nu ngajieun susah" -Jon Jandai
Prashant Kumar (15 days ago)
Wonderful Sir! This is the real Art of Living. feeling blessed after listening You.
John Bellamy (15 days ago)
This guy is my new hero.
Milutin Stojanovic (16 days ago)
"so i feel like now is the most uncivilized era of human on this earth"
Roo Macropod (16 days ago)
right... it's "easy" as long as you live in a climate which allows growing vegetables and fishing. In a place which is not at war. It's "easy" until you get cancer or some other horrendous disease which requires modern medical intervention. Good luck receiving water and soil treatment. Yep, very easy to think of life at the most superficial level or in the context of the particular circumstances of this speaker.
Michael Z (16 days ago)
Life is hard.
DOUBLE0SEVEN (16 days ago)
This was beautiful.
Adjodha B (16 days ago)
Amazing! The true realization of how really easy existence can be and to have lots of time to manage the Self. InSelfYoga
Pokya Channel (16 days ago)
Life is simple. U just need to follow true relegion. Islam is true relegion. Don't believe it!! U need to read translation of quran first.
carlo abat (17 days ago)
Because emotions
Rotom manyu (17 days ago)
very well said
Sumit Sharma (17 days ago)
Messenger of Real Life
Sean Green (17 days ago)
This man obviously has no grasp in experience or history
Renegade Yogi (17 days ago)
I don’t even want to meet the people that thumbs-downed this video
Pumpkin Eater69 (17 days ago)
Crazy Wise Asian
Sameer Thatte (18 days ago)
Salute of my 51 years.. each day, each hour, each minute.........m
yi zha (18 days ago)
sriniwinner (19 days ago)
Many many miss the point of the whole thing. First, look within yourself , what do you really want, not just follow the herd, follow what is drilled into you that "this is the measure of success" as society sees it. Second, whatever you are doing, if you are a software engineer, or a humble farmer, if you are happy in your work it will ease out a lot of unhappiness. Third, Beyond providing yourself and your family the basic necessities, like food , clothing and shelter and medical care, everything else is superfluous, everything else is GREED, unending desire NOT a requirement for a happy life. What is the only thing (leave out the details but distill the essence !) to take away from this is : look within yourself, accept yourself and live life on your own terms and find CONTENTMENT. Basically the parable of the wharton MBA and the fisherman by Jim below means the same thing....!
TK VLOGER (20 days ago)
When I was watching this video. I saw High sparrow from Game of thorn movie series. What was he doing here. :D Try to shame someone ?
minh pham (22 days ago)
Money can’t buy happiness. BUT it will BUY JOY. Try it
Namjai Khonthai (22 days ago)
This idea has been around for millaniums. It has been taught and applied for generations. But nowadays, most of us are consumed by materialism and capitalism without realizing that we have been trapped by it and hard to get out of. Living a simple life in harmony with nature brings true qualities and happiness to our lives.
Varinder Gill (22 days ago)
"you have the choice. The choice to make it easy or the choice to make it hard."
Nicko Edmar Bagol (24 days ago)
*writes resignation letter
Yêu Hoa Hồng (25 days ago)
Good idea. Working 2 months per year!
How wonderful you are,....
NIKHIL KUMAR (26 days ago)
Great thoughts,,we are living in most uncivilized era..
trebor 118 (27 days ago)
We spend money to play minecraft, yet this guy is playing it for free
Kanakarao Gedela (28 days ago)
marvless speech excellent speech....I don't know never before life is enough is simple
47shuaib (29 days ago)
Who are all unliked it????? They must be sick in mind
Vlad Baje (29 days ago)
This is best TED talk ever.
Vlad Baje (29 days ago)
This is what enlightened means. It happens to me during 4 years of traveling
CHARLES TABILOG (29 days ago)
Very well said. 😃
Daniel Chadwick (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Life is easy without any responsibility
barbara chipley (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
We can be happy!!!! Very enriching message
wow good i dea
Wisepersonsay (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
love this talk!
c j (1 month 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.
I'm right you're wrong (1 month ago)
That's what your mom said.
Coop Media (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
2.4k dumbfucks disliked this. The best ted talk ever.
Elmer Cuaton (1 month ago)
This man is real.
A great class.
Orlando Rivas (1 month ago)
Very wise talk, non pretentious human being. Thank you for sharing!
victoria quesnel (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
"My life is light and easy thats enough for me". (Matthew 11:30)
pa Saephan (1 month ago)
"life is a beautiful struggle"
Spec Agent,Ken K . (1 month ago)
Oh bro..i ever know him..awesome.. thanks lots of this sharing.
tl travel (1 month ago)
not all everyone can copy him but can make your life easy from his message
Aniki Brother (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Beautiful ♡♡♡
Eric Outram (1 month ago)
Has a great philosophy of living A great man
Eric Outram (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Yeah ..There is nothing in the life people live nowadays...Even the richest are commiting suicide
Denizli Turkey (1 month ago)
Challenges appeal us.
Mariama Diaby (1 month ago)
Awesome talk
Wen Hao (1 month ago)
Beautiful eye-opening video
Senthil Kumar (1 month ago)
Don't run after money.but don't be idle.or be never married.
Łukasz Janas (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
He follows the advice of The King Rama IX.
Last Romantic (1 month ago)
Ronald Reagan with his Reaganomics would hate Jon Jandai. Haha!
Nosa NW (1 month ago)
edwin agustian (1 month ago)
Normal people speaking to the ubnormal and crazy mind outside there.
Michael Petty (1 month 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 как же участок надо купить под дом¿ потом еще платить за него налог. уже не просто
а как же дети¿ а как же путешествия¿
Sylvain (1 month ago)
A wise man.
nostrinick (1 month ago)
Thank you for this video.
ben nichols (1 month ago)
Life is not easy.
Harish Madankar (1 month ago)
Why do we make it so hard? Answer:Society
Chung Seng (1 month ago)
Loved it so much! Greeting from Cambodia 🇰🇭
Sachin Lavande (1 month ago)
Awesome speech
Orion (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
So inspiring talked. This is something I would do in my life for​ another 5 years from now.
Armou opas (1 month ago)
Life is too short,find the real happiness for the rest of our life.Thank you so much Jon Jundai.
Bereket Goitom (1 month ago)
I appreciate story, and brave person

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