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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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Tejus Wadbudhe (10 hours ago)
Thank you
follow Jesus! (15 hours 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 day 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 (2 days ago)
Bet his house has no AC, running water, toilet...
Aakash Shahi (2 days ago)
Thanks for your simple way of life philosophy............
kedvadee Seesuk (3 days ago)
💜
Nonong Ferrer (3 days 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 (5 days 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 (7 days ago)
wonderful talk, so many good things to think about.
Ania Lian (7 days 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 (8 days ago)
This guy makes so much senseeeee
Robert Ryan (8 days ago)
Wife & Kids...? No mention? ...Any single guy can live like him.....Add wife and kids it's a different game.
Harshit Dwivedi (8 days ago)
Thanks tedx..
Purwanto (8 days ago)
Jika mudah kenapa wajah anda kacau 🤭
Purwanto (8 days ago)
Jika mudah kenapa wajah anda kacau 🤭
Purwanto (8 days ago)
Jika mudah kenapa wajah anda kacau 🤭
Today's Topic (8 days ago)
Great message. Thank you
jayram dahal (9 days ago)
i'm from Nepal. now trying to understand life
Minh Chanh Nguyen (10 days ago)
i don't need to make myselft like nobody else
An an (11 days ago)
all agree
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Dale Peto (11 days ago)
Is this guy a genius ??
jambolee75 (11 days ago)
YOUR MUM
Dunga (11 days ago)
except the sick thing, this guy get a point...I think 😮
jake jackobson (13 days ago)
Exactly how I have been feeling for some time now
Great thought
Kim Brian (13 days ago)
amazing
Francis Omondi (14 days ago)
Thanks a lot...its pleasure hearing your advice
halah (14 days ago)
I'm sorry, jon, but this is how capitalism works.
Nick23at63 Nick (14 days 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 (14 days ago)
Any one translate in telugu
mssummerrose1 (14 days ago)
Extraordinary
Elvera Serato (15 days 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 (15 days ago)
This man just changed my life....
(15 days ago)
civilization, it’s enough!!!!
Code Man (15 days ago)
A chinese noodles cook who came from t Tibet made good money. Its about the impact not the assets
tom7865 (15 days 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 (16 days ago)
Hey doc, I'm sick, I need some water and dirt!
Leonardo Dwigantoro (16 days ago)
this is really special
Isshin Kurosaki (16 days ago)
the true human being.
Niklas Ohlqvist (17 days ago)
That's it im going full monk
Dat Tran Tam (17 days ago)
this man is a clever man
Google User (17 days ago)
let's all move to Tialand..... On second thought ... Lets not!
Potus lee (17 days ago)
I'm almost nineteen now but i still don't know how to build a house. Why??? 😅😅
장두현 (18 days ago)
I really love your idea. But it is too far from reality. We had to spend a lot of time and effort to win the competition with out friends and co-workers. From school to company, we've been adjusted in this kind of capitalism system(infinite competition) so that we can survive. Yes, I agree with your thought. But honestly say, "That is too ideal to make it real today.".
Manoj Saini (19 days ago)
Good thinking
Amelia (19 days ago)
I love this!! Thank you!
Vidhya Gayathri (21 days ago)
Yes great speech we have to think this way and be unique soul always
likit chenpairojskul (21 days ago)
If people followed this way of living, we would still live without electricity or better transportation such as cars, airplane, telecommunications and entertainment system, air conditioning, heating, medicine, better farming and mass food and clothes production, better hygiene, better education, better rights, better opportunities, equal right between gender and epidemic fighting such as vaccines and medical treatments. All of these came from people who use their brain to fight or find ways for better living of human. They don’t just stay still, but worked hard and achieved what we saw today, otherwise would still live like old age time. Unfortunately, for some people they don’t see the value of these things, but still wanted to get the benefits from using them and blamed them for their unhappiness.
sowmya k (22 days ago)
I also want that life and I will definitely create that life for me very soon
mabarker72 (22 days ago)
I had been through a lot of competition in my life at school. I was trying to do my best at class, then I went to university I did alot of things to be the "winner", or "the number one". Now I have been working for 13 years, I find that I'm tired to be in that such of pressure.
Rose Faulkner (22 days ago)
I love it!
Clare Dodd (22 days ago)
Perfect
Alwin Benjamin (23 days ago)
Very good video 👏
Hoa Hoàng (24 days ago)
Extremely truthfully
Danping Li (25 days ago)
That it the great speech ever, as the core value of his and also of mine -----'LIVING ON LESS AND LIKING IT MORE.'
Suri t.d. suri (26 days ago)
" Man is born free but every where he's in shackles" Jean Jacques Rousseau
There is truth to his words
Mimi Plant (27 days ago)
Wonderful man.
Roy Enzo (27 days ago)
Beautiful and inspring!! Small detail, in the Western world I have to BUY ground for building a house... Nothing's (at least not much) for free over here, too bad! Again inspiring Jon! Respect for this easy audible lecture
need A (28 days ago)
For you who share this new insight to me in a right time, All I could say is Thank You
Chooi Edward (29 days ago)
1. An excellent speech.! 2. Not ordinary people understand what is said because what has been mentioned, comes from high level of thinking when one is enlightened. One needs to go to a monastry for such training. 3. All human attachment must be removed before one reaches the state of Fruit Status. 4. This is the state of Buddha level 5 All sickness comes from ownself , i.e. previous lives and this life from bad deeds like bullying , murder , greed. fame etc. All debts have to be paid until in all future lives. In christianity this is refered to as sin.
peace lover (29 days ago)
Owsome . I like your home.
Swatin Shetty (30 days ago)
"Sometimes the best things in life are free. "
bloodyfox (30 days ago)
lovely smart guy***
test L (1 month ago)
how can he do when he get ill?...no modern science to protect him,that will be hard to live
Bob (1 month ago)
This is complete bull. He's a farmer in Thailand. Doesn't really apply in America. Not going to waste time watching this.
Jubayer Ahmed (1 month ago)
Unique ted talk this one is
R.LOKESHWARAN (1 month ago)
one of the best ted talk ever seen
Pratibha Adh (1 month ago)
Sickness is sth to remind us that we did sth wrong in life!! 👏👏
True Grit (1 month ago)
That was an AWESOME speech!!
basawraj kattimani (1 month ago)
you really made life easy brother , like Budha made for so many people , this is the real way the life should be , to have a house of own work for 30 years , uncivilized
Arun Shankar S (1 month ago)
One take away for me from this video is this: "Before you buy something, ask yourself - Am I being it because I want it, or am I buying it because I need it?" Buy only what you need, not what you want.
Albeiro Rodas (1 month ago)
Little by little we are discovering the authentic wisdom of the Earth, the connection with the Universe and every time we are having wisers from the different peoples of Earth coming out with the ancient richness to proclaim the real wisdom. Very good.
Luciano Gallardo D (1 month ago)
Maravilloso!
K D (1 month ago)
Hello TEDx, actually it is the reverse, life is hard and all we do is trying to make it more easy.......unfortunatly all the actions of all the lifeforms are done to make the experience of life less hard. Better never to be born......
Alma Shatri (1 month ago)
A few people always have invested interests in making life harder for others. Take wars for example. Life is the hardest during wars. Yet a few benefit billions from them. Those few know that the way to making life harder for multitudes is by stupefying them as much as possible. The harder you have it, the more miserable you are. The more miserable you are the less creative you will be and the more you will rely on fear. The more you fear the more you'll need to believe in the power of a deity such as the dollar or euro. This would explain today's 'normal' uncivilized state of affairs he is speaking about
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The Running Fish (1 month ago)
People in the village have a lot of time. It doesn't mean they hv the mentality to think what they want. They don't hv a choice. Professionals help our lives in a good way too, not just taken away the nature. People can't hv a house in 30yrs cos they don't take action, simple.
jeck cruz (1 month ago)
Having a family.thats why life is hard.
viviendo159 (1 month ago)
He is very wise
viviendo159 (1 month ago)
Where is the money he used to build his house? Is it in the countryside of Bangkok?
fordkd1 (1 month ago)
Whenever I feel bad and get overwhelmed with life, I watch this video to bring back my perspective on how life should really be and collecting things do not matter. Listening to this brightens my day!
Mai Anh (1 month ago)
Respect for you sir
Park Cho hee (1 month ago)
WOW حياتهم حلوة وبسيطة ☆
God bless him!!!🙇💜💜💜
Ruben dioquino (1 month ago)
This all make sense 👍🏼👌🏽
B N (1 month ago)
👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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Kiều Anh (1 month ago)
Thank you, thank you, thank you
Máté Boa (1 month ago)
And what to do when somebody is in chronic pain? And nothing helps... life never gonna be easy for me.
Vanessa Hale (1 month ago)
make sense .......
Arturo Apilado (1 month ago)
It's not his fault the way he have plenty of time, food and shelter to live but is he is abnormal?.
Joel Ewing (1 month ago)
Law of attraction.. where's the tedx talks on that?
Amber Nyle (1 month ago)
aww this was beautiful
M - Hop (1 month ago)
This guy is my spirit animal. I just wanna throw my phone into the lake 😅
KimonoDragon (1 month ago)
I love how the audience laughs at him even though there is so much truth and wisdom in what he says...
"everybody can have a choice, you can have a choice, choice to be easy or choice to be hard, it depent on you!" excellent !!!
grndgllry Files (1 month ago)
📚📓📕📗📘📙📒📔 All These Philosophers for What?! I Agree with this Man 100%
Thảo Dương Nguyên (1 month ago)
In my perspective, this presentation makes me fun and comfortable. His speech is very simple but inspiring attractively everyone and my serendipity today is watching this video

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