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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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JS VH (4 hours ago)
พี่โจนได้ขึ้นเวทีระดับนี้เชียวหรือ คนไทยคนแรกใช่ไหมครับ สุดยอดจริงๆกับแนวคิดนับถือพี่มากครับ
shashank katiyar (5 hours ago)
We should be teaching new generations to have lesser unnecessary requirements. What is being done today is teaching them to have lots of unnecessary requirements and tell them that to fulfill them, they have to work very hard and become very capable. This is exactly what is happening in most parts of my country.
Tt Phone (22 hours ago)
I have a big land and house in my countryside my problem is i dont want to be there alone ..
Junior Flaby (1 day ago)
He is a light from Asia., I like his English, simple English with powerful message.,this is what I call Asian simplicity., I wish a lot more westerners learn not to criticize too much.
Very intutive individual
la batle (1 day ago)
Amazing ❤
Adnan Rifaie (2 days ago)
I share the same state of minde of this man i think alot of peaple di to but any one how disagree with his state of minde is a emphty person.
narayana chintha (2 days ago)
i want to be like you sir..i started to be like you from 1 year..me and you have similar taught for the life and nature..all the best sir for your goal ..
project10bball (2 days ago)
observation: most humans brains don't want to live in eco-villages in 2018
Nikolas Ciocalau (3 days ago)
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SOK SY (3 days ago)
Life is struggle.
elder dragon (4 days ago)
พูดได้ดี ฟังอังกฤษจากฝรั่งไม่ค่อยเข้าใจเพราะพูดเราเเละศัพท์ยาก แต่ฟังท่านนี้เข้าใจเพราะใช้คำง่ายๆ
Aman kashyap (5 days ago)
Jon is a farmer, he does magic every day. Turning the earth into food. He will always be happy.
lehn's channel (5 days ago)
Beautiful message I love it..!
Tôi chọn sống đơn giản, nhưng cuộc đời đéo cho tôi giản đơn
ajitha baby (9 days ago)
nic
durga krishnamurthy (13 days ago)
Fantastic. Very true.
Ivan Ivan (16 days ago)
Wise man. A lot of stuff to think about. Agree with a lot of his beliefs. In our life we really need to simplify, BUT what he said cannot be followed. Basically he said that we should make the stuff that we need. I don't know for you guys, but I don't want to live in a house built from mud or wear what people leave me. I think we should appreciate and think about his ideas, simplify as much as possible. But to be honest what he said is not practical.
missysabela (16 days ago)
This was such an inspiring talk from this wonderful man who chose to live life simply. <3
Dat 1 Song (16 days ago)
My best part... one month of savings just to buy one pant. Look left look right in the mirror. I am the same person. It doesn't change me!!!
Loganathan Vignesh (16 days ago)
nice
Hùng Đinh (18 days ago)
good guy i'll learn from you
Zachary (20 days ago)
It’s hard to find new conveniences to create nowadays
aaron cai (21 days ago)
TKS
LIeb Lee (24 days ago)
This guy is a hero in my eyes
LIeb Lee (24 days ago)
Oh my gosh I wish I knew about this channel before. I’m Thai but left Thailand 1971. Was adopted. 561/2 never been back to Thailand. I really enjoy washing this bc I feel like he’s my asian brother. Yes my family was very poor in Thailand. I know what he is talking about.
Nguyet Que Nguyen (26 days ago)
me neither
See Through (27 days ago)
Matthew 7: 13-14 . “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." Do you see what this verse is telling us? can you relate it with Jon Jandai's speech? All the best ;)
I. (28 days ago)
The problem is that there are only a few people having the most money. So while you were working hard and producing many things someone else made money from your work.
Freedom of Speech (29 days ago)
Very nice talk.. now where was I about that loan I have to pay back..
Gil Lucas (1 month ago)
What he said is so funny
Ed Goh (1 month ago)
Jon was doing what someone else thought he should do then instead did what he wanted to do. ____ is doing what someone else...
Nata Phuthachan (1 month ago)
สู้ๆขอคารวะครับ
Andr01d Gam3r (1 month ago)
Yeah yeah what makes it hard Is school it needs to be banned from life
Andr01d Gam3r (3 days ago)
+spacecowboy776 ikr
spacecowboy776 (28 days ago)
school should be banned, but sharing of knowledge should be accepted
Felipe Jacobs (1 month ago)
SENSACIONAL
Lee Wen Jie (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
The best video I've seen in many years. Every word here is truth.
Amir Jamili (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
life is not easy it's never been and it's not going to be
spacecowboy776 (28 days ago)
thats because no one has attempted to correctly make life easy. its always been a possibility but we were focused on other activities instead of the ones that could better life for everyone
Is true P
Fatima Fatima (1 month ago)
إلى
selam queen (1 month ago)
we all are slaves for the system till we die!
Fedine (1 month ago)
Truly an insperational man, gives me more energy
Fedine (1 month ago)
If you follow somethibg you can never catch it! Got damn i loved that quote
Michael Fuhrmann (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
I have to pay...1250 euro..seriously... 450 euro more than you...
Anhad Singha (1 month ago)
Because we choose to watch videos like these and waste time!
คนไทยสุดยอดมากค่ะ
MathIsGreatFun (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Money does.
mario soler (1 month 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🙏
VIJAY BALAKRISHNAN (1 month ago)
Really awesome 👌
Lely Larasati (1 month ago)
Great speech! Thank you. I choos the easy way of life.
George Schuler (1 month ago)
12:18
Moch. Ihsan Zulda (1 month ago)
"Hirup mah gampang, GENGSI nu ngajieun susah" -Jon Jandai
P. Kumar (1 month ago)
Wonderful Sir! This is the real Art of Living. feeling blessed after listening You.
John Bellamy (1 month ago)
This guy is my new hero.
Milutin Stojanovic (1 month ago)
"so i feel like now is the most uncivilized era of human on this earth"
Roo Macropod (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Life is hard.
DOUBLE0SEVEN (1 month ago)
This was beautiful.
Adjodha B (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Because emotions
Rotom manyu (1 month ago)
very well said
Sumit Sharma (1 month ago)
Messenger of Real Life
Sean Green (1 month ago)
This man obviously has no grasp in experience or history
Renegade Yogi (1 month ago)
I don’t even want to meet the people that thumbs-downed this video
Pumpkin Eater69 (1 month ago)
Crazy Wise Asian
Sameer Thatte (1 month ago)
Salute of my 51 years.. each day, each hour, each minute.........m
yi zha (1 month ago)
真羡慕不生病
sriniwinner (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Money can’t buy happiness. BUT it will BUY JOY. Try it
Namjai Khonthai (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
"you have the choice. The choice to make it easy or the choice to make it hard."
Nicko Edmar Bagol (1 month ago)
*writes resignation letter
Yêu Hoa Hồng (1 month ago)
Good idea. Working 2 months per year!
How wonderful you are,....
NIKHIL KUMAR (2 months ago)
Great thoughts,,we are living in most uncivilized era..
รับงาน
trebor 118 (2 months ago)
We spend money to play minecraft, yet this guy is playing it for free
Kanakarao Gedela (2 months ago)
marvless speech excellent speech....I don't know never before life is enough is simple
47shuaib (2 months ago)
Who are all unliked it????? They must be sick in mind
Vlad Baje (2 months ago)
This is best TED talk ever.
Vlad Baje (2 months ago)
This is what enlightened means. It happens to me during 4 years of traveling
CHARLES TABILOG (2 months ago)
Very well said. 😃
Daniel Chadwick (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Life is easy without any responsibility
barbara chipley (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
We can be happy!!!! Very enriching message
wow good i dea
Wisepersonsay (2 months 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.
destiny fucked me again (2 months ago)
A wise man
FX Christsandya (2 months ago)
love this talk!
c j (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
That's what your mom said.
Coop Media (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
2.4k dumbfucks disliked this. The best ted talk ever.
Elmer Cuaton (2 months ago)
This man is real.
A great class.
Orlando Rivas (2 months ago)
Very wise talk, non pretentious human being. Thank you for sharing!

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