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

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    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
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  • BetterBeHumble
    BetterBeHumble 2 साल पहले +3857

    He calls himself uneducated, but gives better answers than most „educated“ people. Education does not define wisdom and intelligence. This man clearly is intelligent and I‘m happy that he found his way in life!

    • Balakrishna Puram
      Balakrishna Puram 5 दिन पहले +1

      Life learing lesson for millions!

    • Bryan Orial
      Bryan Orial 3 महीने पहले +1

      Difference of wisdom and knowledge. He is wise, while ithers are just knowledgeable

    • Andreas Gustavsson
      Andreas Gustavsson 3 महीने पहले +1

      He is educated by life

    • andreilucian10
      andreilucian10 3 महीने पहले +2

      He has Emotional Intelligence...there is a book write by Daniel Goleman, if you don`t read it i tell can change lifes.

  • Nikhil Nicolas Kedasi
    Nikhil Nicolas Kedasi 11 महीने पहले +794

    He just summarised about life in just 15 minutes which is equal to completing a 400 pages book on life. Well said sir. You just made it simple and EASY to understand.🔥🔥🔥

    • Xavier
      Xavier 4 महीने पहले

      @Luretta Garner didnt expect an Anderson Paak fan around here 😍

    • Luretta Garner
      Luretta Garner 5 महीने पहले +2


  • Barun Santra
    Barun Santra 3 महीने पहले +308

    Many Indians have forgotten that we too have a motto “Simple living and higher thinking”.
    And this man is a living example of this saying.

    • Maithily Khairnar
      Maithily Khairnar 18 दिन पहले +1


    • Master Yoda
      Master Yoda महीने पहले +2

      Yeah I have seen so many Indian girls use that on matrimonial sites. “Simple living and higher thinking”. But they are looking for guys who are "Well settled", thats why I think Indian men don't care much for simple living.

    • nirved vaishnaw
      nirved vaishnaw 2 महीने पहले +6

      And the main reason, we copy others and boast our ego by showing things we have

  • Bashley Mashego
    Bashley Mashego महीने पहले +23

    There's absolutely no way he can say he is uneducated, when he delivered such a powerful TEDx Talk 🙌🏾👏🏾💙 I am mind blown.

  • 来缘
    来缘 3 महीने पहले +466

    I had same thought as him when I went to Singapore from Malaysia 12 years back for work, I earned more money but it doesn't make me feel better and happier, even I can buy myself some luxury goods and good food, but I still feel empty deep in my heart, I feel miserable and then I almost sick once for every month. But because my family had a financial issue I try my best to sustain, after 2 years I have decided to go back to my home country which is Malaysia, from that time onwards, I found my very own happiness as a minimalist, I am still practicing it until now, the best part is I found my inner peace, I don't have to be somebody else, I just follow my own path. Inner peace for me is priceless. 😄 I hope everyone can feel it too in one day.

    • alay roc
      alay roc महीने पहले +1

      Feel the same this moment...

    • Siew Chyn Teng
      Siew Chyn Teng 2 महीने पहले +1

      Bless you

    • Balvit
      Balvit 2 महीने पहले +2

      Inner peace and self awareness is priceless. 🥰

    • Lesson Learned
      Lesson Learned 3 महीने पहले

      @Luqman Benyahya I will wake up with a smile every day with those !

    • Zi Ying Cho
      Zi Ying Cho 3 महीने पहले +1

      Finally found a country I could relate.

  • Illyushen
    Illyushen साल पहले +4390

    "People are becoming smarter, just to make the world more complicated"
    Very well said sir

    • Novera Endah Maharani
      Novera Endah Maharani महीने पहले

      @LOSC LXII there's an article about it and it's true that there are less people died in young age, IF SEEN in how many food they get. The thing is the food is not the problem but more like the malnutrition. I study in Post graduate agriculture so I know about this.
      The rest of the topic is completely your choice (i.e. thinking if the talk is worse or better)

    • ZB
      ZB महीने पहले


    • Rahab Siddiqui
      Rahab Siddiqui 2 महीने पहले +2

      @vIBED oUT • Channel even on youtube they waste food to earn food.

    • Fang on Blitz
      Fang on Blitz 2 महीने पहले +1

      @PAZPERDEE capitalism☕

      PAZPERDEE 2 महीने पहले +4

      Greed, and profit over people

  • Bardan Ghimire
    Bardan Ghimire 6 महीने पहले +175

    Average people get inspired from bill gates but legendary people get inspired by these type of people ❤️❤️❤️

  • Bingo Bongo
    Bingo Bongo 7 महीने पहले +196

    15 minutes of pure truth. I am trying to live a simple life. However it is unfortunate that our society makes this more difficult than it should be and I think society will never change.

    • Ouya Kiriago
      Ouya Kiriago 2 महीने पहले +5

      Daniel Horst focus on you rather than society, if u change you will inspire someone close to you to change too and by and by if many people change then there will a changed society.

    • bkneadsmassage
      bkneadsmassage 3 महीने पहले +5

      Yes its difficult, but dont give up. Thats what THEY want.

    • The Unknown
      The Unknown 4 महीने पहले +5

      Society never change, never will 🙏

  • Boundless Love Project
    Boundless Love Project दिन पहले +1

    This is the best talk on economics we've ever heard. We're glad so many people have watched it. :) ❤

  • PureSoul
    PureSoul 2 महीने पहले +73

    Can we come together and make this a global norm? I mean, let’s truly realize this. Life is easy. We allow ourselves to become convinced it’s hard!

  • Steyreon
    Steyreon 6 साल पहले +19091

    normally ted talkers show you how to fix yourself when you don't fit into the sytem. this man shows that the system is the problem, not we

    • Sarah Kee
      Sarah Kee महीने पहले

      I have try to make a small garden behind my house and myself can see true natural will fix and slowly make my mind clear. What I want in life and living with messy world

    • DJ G
      DJ G महीने पहले

      Good naive people never take responsibilities for themselves. Grow up

    • Chris
      Chris महीने पहले

      Spot on! Think outside the box, many of us accept only what we have been led to believe. question more, open your mind :). Love to all who reads this.

    • Abyssal Light
      Abyssal Light महीने पहले

      How to fix yourself as if you’re a problem but realising the solution

    • Shiny Moon 🌙
      Shiny Moon 🌙 2 महीने पहले

      Steyreon, good point! This man is right, we made things more complicated than it’s supposed to be.

  • Jasmine
    Jasmine 3 महीने पहले +122

    I am listening to this talk as I get ready for my corporate job that I’ve been working at for 12yrs with 40 more years to go and in the market for buying property but holding back because it simply doesn’t make sense how expensive it is. This was a very meaningful and impactful talk it made me emotional and grounded me. Thank you for sharing your story and wisdom Jon. You are intelligent. This is intelligence.

  • tears of joy
    tears of joy 2 महीने पहले +63

    This perspective is seriously beautiful, we need more people to think like this

    • Susana benamen Susan
      Susana benamen Susan 28 दिन पहले

      This perspective is seriously beautiful we need more people to think like this

  • Nickolis Winslow
    Nickolis Winslow 3 दिन पहले +1

    So simple, but yet so full of prudence. Thank you for your kind words good sir. You're truly a blessing to everyone in that audience and in the comment section!

  • Nature Positive Vibes
    Nature Positive Vibes महीने पहले +5

    This video has greatly motivated me to start my own small farm. Thanks to Jon. His views points are so philosophical 👌🏻☺️

  • Live Love and Travel
    Live Love and Travel 2 साल पहले +2631

    He teaches us everything in Just 15 min
    - Minimilism
    - Life is easy
    -Love yourself
    -Think Differently
    -change your inside and you will be grateful

    • panji jayasutra
      panji jayasutra 3 महीने पहले

      Well Said.

    • jane sanford
      jane sanford 3 महीने पहले

      @TheGeriatricHippie This actually makes sense to me.

    • ‎ס ס ס ס
      ‎ס ס ס ס 4 महीने पहले


    • Luretta Garner
      Luretta Garner 5 महीने पहले


    • Gilbert Gotfried
      Gilbert Gotfried 7 महीने पहले

      Worst name ever.

  • Yohana Molina
    Yohana Molina 2 महीने पहले +27

    this is such a beautiful way to look at life. we don't always have to push ourselves to work hard especially if we don't even enjoy what we're doing anymore we tend to lose track of what life is really about which is to just enjoy it.

  • Pobon
    Pobon 3 महीने पहले +115

    He simply waked me up from sleeping! He deserves more applause and respect. May God bless that guy

  • Discover New
    Discover New 9 महीने पहले +102

    He Simply explained how to come out from anxiety, disappointment, anger,fear and sorrow...Live life happily and healthy. Thank you..🙂

  • Emi
    Emi 2 महीने पहले +46

    I find it is such a privilege to be in his position, with rich land, plenty of fresh water and ideal conditions for farming. If you are born penniless in a land with limited resources or natural disasters, there is not much you can do. Studying hard to be employed would be the best future one can have. Everybody talking about moving but it is never really an option. Land and water are resources too. Which countries would be so generous to share their resources with every outsider walking in? Sadly, the life he described is completely out of reach for many.

    • Hi Im Takezo
      Hi Im Takezo 2 महीने पहले +15

      I agree with you but I think this wasn’t the point since it should be common sense for him that not everyone lives in a free or low tax rich land. What he probably means is that we view or make life much harder than it actually is.

  • Katherine M
    Katherine M 2 साल पहले +1872

    This ted talk was given by someone who in his own words isn't "very clever" and who's first language is not even English yet, he managed to speak to us in English about the problems of our intricate economic system and give us the answers to some of our most pressing concerns as humans (who am I, what makes me happy, how can I support my family and how do I fight sickness) in a very simple way. This is true intellgence at its finest

    • boboflow
      boboflow 2 महीने पहले +1

      a true human

    • David
      David 10 महीने पहले +2

      ​@Danaio Salva He is in no doubt both intelligent and wise. Its pretty simple as he explains it. He is a farmer from start travelling to the big city, he dont like what he sees so he comes back home with all his lessons. All books according to The heroes Journey arrives at this statement. The philosophical question is. "If he didn´t go to the city would he be depressed because he thought there was a better life than the farm"

    • Ryan Garcia
      Ryan Garcia साल पहले

      @Danaio Salva I smell sarcasm.

    • Raymond Webby
      Raymond Webby 2 साल पहले

      Danaio Salva I completely agree with you

    • MrWho
      MrWho 2 साल पहले +3

      @Environmental News agree 100%, we are born into serfdom of the system. Only the over lords enjoy freedom

  • #SIMPLY JusDoIt
    #SIMPLY JusDoIt 5 महीने पहले +45

    Still watching this in 2022,so called trends, style,sophistication,ettiquete,tech,knowlegde,excellence,success,civilisation etc has in reality proven to make life more complicated than simple. Pun Pun is a definition of WISDOM and living harmony with nature. He jus opened my eyes,I'm glad I came across this video.Well done Sir,👋👋👋👋,Thank you for this free Invaluable & Priceless 15 minutes. Everyone is selling their books, courses,programes about how to develop oneself, make money, live well etc, yet the best & most useful information and formula is Free and all around us.

  • Alexandre Azevedo
    Alexandre Azevedo 3 महीने पहले +16

    Great lecture. I keep thinking about how we enter into this vicious circle of maximizing everything in our lives. Somehow, we are being taught that getting more is always the best choice. Still, our education makes us incapable of seeing how all the sacrifices we do, make us get less too (time, fun, friends, etc).

  • haleluya arega
    haleluya arega 11 दिन पहले +5

    i literally teared up watching this man remind us of how we're really suposed to live life. i cant thank you enough for this video

  • Aewon Wolf
    Aewon Wolf महीने पहले +20

    Aweh! I love seeing people that think like this and actually live it. Life is easy and beautiful, it's only us who choose to complicate it. Thank you for sharing.

  • chandra hasyim
    chandra hasyim 5 साल पहले +2197

    Simplicity is the key in our life..we all have a choice, a choice to be easy or a choice to be hard. Good quote. Thank you.

    • Luretta Garner
      Luretta Garner 5 महीने पहले


    • Bibo Raheem
      Bibo Raheem साल पहले

      Where did you get in this 4 yours

    • Sariah Lace
      Sariah Lace साल पहले

      It truly is.

    • Dominic Peter DSouza
      Dominic Peter DSouza साल पहले

      The choice is pretty much for the conscious mind and free spirit.

    • Koa Alijah
      Koa Alijah साल पहले

      @Hugh Gianni Glad I could help xD

  • GraceLYYstories
    GraceLYYstories 4 महीने पहले +24

    This talk really resonated with me and I am sure with many many others. Such truth and wisdom. For many , it is not possible to change each of our unique situation overnight, but awareness is a start and hence, whatever we are doing or working on today, let us be mindful of what are our intentions ... if the hardwork allows us to fulfill a purpose we believe in, that is really ok ... but if we blindly chase the dreams of success as what society tells us, thus making life complicated and losing our centre ... then we really should ask ourselves, is that what we want? no right and wrong. just be mindful why we do what we do. 🙂
    God bless !

  • Philip Dunder
    Philip Dunder 4 महीने पहले +18

    Khun Jon Jandai is a genius! I lived in Thailand from my teenage years between 2010-2020 and I learned more than a University in Sweden could ever do. This speech is EPIC and deserves credit.

  • Murtaza Mohammadi
    Murtaza Mohammadi 3 महीने पहले +50

    whenever I am feeling not happy in my life and lost in this complicated world, I watch this nice lesson to remind myself that life is very simple.

  • Elhadj Abdoul Diallo
    Elhadj Abdoul Diallo 4 महीने पहले +24

    The best TED talk video I have ever come across. It just reminds me how hard I am trying to get my studies done at university. Everything is set to make life difficult.

  • Seany
    Seany 3 साल पहले +1673

    This man demonstrated the whole point in his speech. his point is clear *don’t make your life hard* he’s not saying don’t work hard. Just don’t let modernism shape your life by following imaginary and useless goals

    • Elvis Edison
      Elvis Edison 5 महीने पहले +1

      "There is nothing wrong with a life of peace and prosperity. I suggest you think about what it is that you want from your life and why"
      - Uncle Iroh

    • Luretta Garner
      Luretta Garner 5 महीने पहले


    • Alex aoeu256
      Alex aoeu256 2 साल पहले

      @Moepowerplant I think he is saying get out of the West and move into a place with a low cost of living...

    • Diluk Nishantha Sooriyabandara
      Diluk Nishantha Sooriyabandara 2 साल पहले

      a great observation

    • Will Wen
      Will Wen 2 साल पहले +2

      MrIrseany workers of the world need to unite by refusing to work more than 8 hours a day.

  • jeusu .m
    jeusu .m 2 महीने पहले +14

    This is one of the most beautiful speech about life i have ever heard
    He's right -
    The way we live in our world in this era is just wrong in so many ways we just forgat how simple we can live and be just happy and relaxed

  • Subrata
    Subrata 10 महीने पहले +43

    When he say "20 years never bought a cloth" I'm clapping... climate change it's a big issue we should respect our land n bring back the normality to our live

  • Kamna
    Kamna महीने पहले +4

    Thank you Jon for sharing your life experiences and lessons with us, very clear and insightful.
    I like your calm personality.

  • s cromly
    s cromly 10 महीने पहले +23

    I am enrolled in college right now for English with a focus on creative writing. I started out in mechanical engineering but realized that it was going to be too much for my soul to handle. The jobs were going to be stressful, and eventually I would be unfulfilled. Even though I am studying something that I love right now, going to college feels horrible. I can't fully enjoy it and I just feel like I am preparing myself for a very stressful life ahead, trying to create things so that I can afford to live, having to gain a reputation for myself so that my works can get sold in the first place and so on. I've always dreamt of "returning to monkey." Returning back to our basic roots like this man was talking about, but I have pushed that off as just a dream. The stress I feel from the uncertainty surrounding leaving university to go do something else is a lot to bear, but at the same time I do not feel right in this world. I do not feel right in the capitalistic grind of America, surrounded by countless others all trying to do the same thing. The harder I try to study and accept this grind, and the American way of life, the farther I get from myself and I feel it. I don't really know who I am anymore. I don't know what I want anymore. Life just feels like a fever dream where I need to keep grinding, and keep pushing until one day I'll be happy with my career. But maybe this is wrong. Maybe I need to listen to the stress that is trying to tell me to go, but I have no idea of where to start or what to do. Our country doesn't talk about this. It only pumps more kids out, immediately indoctrinates them to the capitalistic society, and sends them off to make money for the state out of fear of falling behind others and failing. Where has life gone. What have we done. It feels horrible. Our drive to continuously create new things, grow as a society, and advance technologically has seemed to only create more issues for everyone. My generation is riddled with mental illness. If you meet someone and they say that they aren't struggling with any mental illness such as chronic depression, anxiety, OCD, etc. is either lying, or just lacks the introspection needed to spot such an issue. Maybe life isn't a problem to be solved, isn't something to try to find the perfect solution for. Maybe life is just a wildly absurd experience that shines its light and meaning on us when we fully embrace the experience of being alive instead of trying to understand it scientifically and grow technologically.

  • Bernard Arts
    Bernard Arts साल पहले +2121

    Simplicity is the key of happiness. This man lives like that - and me too! I had a very so called “rich“ life for 38 years, but I understood: RICH IS NOT WHO OWNS EVERYTHING. RICH IS WHO DOESN'T NEED IT...! I collected companies, materialistic things, had stress and got sick. So I gave all up and changed my life to a simple one. Now, after 30 years, I live on a beautiful beach on a beautiful island in a warm country with warm hearted people, replanting my own food, getting eggs from my chickens, eating fishes from the sea, learned instruments to play autodidacticly, also painting, and live from playing saxophone in summertime some hours. I live mobile in a horse trailer, after travelling on a boat for many years, together with lots of stray cats and dogs and I'm very happy.

    • Boomer Raptoons
      Boomer Raptoons 4 महीने पहले

      @Bernard Arts I've been there

    • The Unknown
      The Unknown 4 महीने पहले

      Lovely 🙏

    • Zainab
      Zainab 4 महीने पहले

      You inspire me, I am now in china 🇨🇳 I have my own company and employer, I feel worried every day, and just my life is working hard, I don't feel happy, before when I am in my country I was more relaxed and I go to travel many countries and learn and discover life, I want to make decisions if I will leave everything and go back to my country, I am afraid to get sick, in China life it is not easy

    • ahnvey
      ahnvey 5 महीने पहले

      I agree but It's easy to say since you already experience things cause you have money, but what about poor people who didn't experience luxury in their life? For sure they want to experience those.

    • Luretta Garner
      Luretta Garner 5 महीने पहले +1

      Good for brother Bernard! !!

  • ester singzon
    ester singzon 2 महीने पहले +3

    Mr. Jon, thanks for being so real in the real picture of this whole world - too good to listen to you about life, about being self-reliant, about how good life is if we only realize and find our true self within. May more influence come along from you to more people in need to think out of the box!

  • sofi spratt
    sofi spratt 9 दिन पहले +1

    "I can't change anything outside of myself, the only thing I can do is manage my mind" beautiful.

  • Laila Afifa
    Laila Afifa दिन पहले +1

    lah iya juga, hidup itu gampang, kitanya aja yg bikin susah, it's about perspective and being grateful and creative in life. salut sama Pak Jon

  • Rosario Ruiz
    Rosario Ruiz 2 महीने पहले +2

    El día que más personas pensáramos como Jon, habría más personas felices...aprendí tanto en tan poco tiempo!!!!

  • Chiranjibi Poudyal
    Chiranjibi Poudyal 4 साल पहले +1229

    I quit my 9-5 job 3 days after watching this talk. Its been 1.5 years since then I feel no worry and fear about my future even if I am dead broke. This talk allowed me to be myself and do what I always wanted to do. Billion dollar talk I must say.

    • M Ryan
      M Ryan 21 दिन पहले

      @Tyler Durden follow Buddhism

    • Tyler Durden
      Tyler Durden 21 दिन पहले

      @M Ryan So what should a person do to stop suffering? How do we abandon competition?

    • Dan John
      Dan John 4 महीने पहले

      @Tara Belsare It's better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as sheep.

    • Chiranjibi Poudyal
      Chiranjibi Poudyal 5 महीने पहले +1

      @Luretta Garner Indeed. But how we see 9-5 should not be binary. If you love your 9-5 job it can be a seed fund for your life's startup. In my case I hated my 9-5 job. Now I work remotely as a solidity developer for DAO.

    • Luretta Garner
      Luretta Garner 5 महीने पहले


  • Radically Chill
    Radically Chill 4 महीने पहले +26

    I love his joyful and loving energy. I find that the more humble I live, the more free and happy I feel.💙

  • Moorthy Natarajan
    Moorthy Natarajan 3 महीने पहले +8

    Sir . . .you are great specially when you said about human civilization . Technology from Outside look like making human life easy but actually people are suffering . . . God bless you and your organization.

  • Manissh Thakur
    Manissh Thakur 5 महीने पहले +13

    People who strongly believe in the concept of Minimalism can easily relate to it. We need far less than we think.

  • Kevin Christian Atmodjo
    Kevin Christian Atmodjo 6 महीने पहले +14

    What a magnificient video, the man do the presentation with clearly thoughts and as simple as it was. All of the thoughts that produced by the man comes very naturally. Every thoughts that he gave is coming from his mind. Also, this video encourages and told me to speak naturally like him. i'm so proud of you, sir!

  • Micscience
    Micscience 3 साल पहले +2593

    I consider this to be the best TED talk ever.

    • Luretta Garner
      Luretta Garner 5 महीने पहले


    • Dipu gogoi
      Dipu gogoi 2 साल पहले

      some times is bad

    • owntheday
      owntheday 2 साल पहले +1

      Most people are so busy treading water in the sh*t pool they've created of a life, they have no time to listen to a recipe or a rescue plan to end the misery the have created. They already know everything...just ask them : ) ... or just watch, it's live entertainment

    • Raihan Ramdhani
      Raihan Ramdhani 2 साल पहले

      Top notch

    • Tue Anh Vu
      Tue Anh Vu 2 साल पहले


  • Reynaldo Sebastian
    Reynaldo Sebastian 10 महीने पहले +19

    I really love it… don’t complicate life. Follow what can makes you happy, don’t follow the trend just to satisfy people .

  • Minh Nguyệt Vũ
    Minh Nguyệt Vũ 9 महीने पहले +4

    I love that he is giving us a new choice, usually people think i lost my job, i lost my house, I lost everything then .. some even ended their lives, as is they've watched this video first to know that they didn't lose everything. But still, .. I personally chosed to live in the hard way.

  • Tejas Kochar
    Tejas Kochar 3 महीने पहले +49

    "When everyone is sick, we no longer consider it a disease"
    ~Naval Ravikant

  • Merle Tanaka
    Merle Tanaka 10 महीने पहले +5

    An amazing and wonderful speech!
    This is exactly what I want to do now! It needs a bit of courage but it is so so important to be true to oneself, find out what one really enjoys doing and do it !!

  • ahamed husain
    ahamed husain 2 साल पहले +404

    So many university so many clever people....still our life is hard ....this man nailed it.

    • Luretta Garner
      Luretta Garner 5 महीने पहले


    • Largest Classifieds
      Largest Classifieds साल पहले +2

      agree, well said, we need to learn from people staying remotely from the city

    • Lord Covid
      Lord Covid साल पहले

      @Alex aoeu256 everything is now soley motivated by wealth

    • Alex aoeu256
      Alex aoeu256 2 साल पहले

      Its the corporate lobby groups and existing home owners lobbying the government to stop building of new houses, at least in the United States...

  • Matthew April
    Matthew April 9 महीने पहले +10

    I love the idea of the video, and I've often wondered if such a lifestyle would be possible for myself. However, just as Jon found the changes of the city life overwhelmingly complicated, I also find the idea of radically changing my own life overwhelmingly complicated. At the end of the day, he tried to change but landed up going back to what he was familiar with.

  • NmK
    NmK 2 महीने पहले +3

    This is so deep and meaningful. I'm privileged to get to listen and watch it today. I surely will better my life and those of others with this. Thanks teds.

  • Jade Van Voss
    Jade Van Voss 3 महीने पहले +2

    You do not need religion or formal education to understand what should be important in life.. Mr. Jandai is a professor of happiness because he rejects man-made complexities and replaces them with sincere simplicities. People need to listen to this man instead of the fake 'gurus' and 'podacasters'. Mr. Jandai deserves so much respect.

  • Sone Nantthar Aung
    Sone Nantthar Aung 6 महीने पहले +19

    This is a very good one. The more we try hard, the lesser we gain. I'm actually satisfied with what I have now. on the other hand, the thought of caring my parents hit hard. I'm from the middle standard family so I'm so anxious about what if my mom and dad had a a serious illness all of a sudden.... As the hospitalization fees are expensive, I don't want them to suffer because I could not pay for it. This is the main reason why I'm studying so hard, and I believe I could afford a life in ease for them.

    • Abhinav Chauhan
      Abhinav Chauhan 20 दिन पहले

      Make them practice yoga learn about ayurveda u will never need to look back to hospitals

    • bikelife_s_eyad
      bikelife_s_eyad 3 महीने पहले +1

      Nice of u to think of that🥰🥰🥰

  • Becca
    Becca 3 साल पहले +1521

    Reminds me of the Dennis McKenna quote: “As human beings, we’re very clever, but we’re not wise.”
    This guy is wise.

    • Luretta Garner
      Luretta Garner 5 महीने पहले


    • Gina Jones
      Gina Jones 2 साल पहले

      @Sylvester Tredgett lol

    • Web Troll
      Web Troll 2 साल पहले


    • Leonard W.
      Leonard W. 2 साल पहले +6

      Try doing this in the US.
      In most places, it's illegal to be disconnected from Utilities.
      (Water, Power, Septic..)
      In most places, it's illegal to sell food from a garden, unless you have a health permit. And good luck getting one.
      Also enjoy:
      Building codes, land permits, zoning restrictions...
      And much MUCH more.
      I'd recommend watching this video of John Stossel's Illegal everything. (2012)

    • Morris Saatchi
      Morris Saatchi 2 साल पहले +1

      Very wise analysis. Never thought of it like that.

  • Chlorine Hung
    Chlorine Hung 3 महीने पहले +11

    Simple but really powerful and persuasive speech!! Succeed is not compare our life qualities with others but the fulfilment of ourselves. The ultimate goal of earning money is to get our lives easier. Sadly, the more money we get, the more stressful lives we got. We gradually defined by the materialistic world and loss ourself. Thank you for reminding us!

    • Nish Patel
      Nish Patel 3 महीने पहले

      This place would have been amazing without money. Everything started after money. The chase, chase for jobs, for living etc

  • Bánh Mì Review
    Bánh Mì Review 2 महीने पहले +4

    It’s such a nice talk. Bravo to you guy!!!!
    This is exactly what i want to aim to but it’s not so easy to avoid the material desire. I’m trying day by day to live the life not just only to be in the life. Finding a way to talk with myself and look into the deepest voice of my inner “what do i really want in this life”

  • Tiratain
    Tiratain 9 महीने पहले +6

    Life is not hard. It just tests our reaction, patience and attitude towards itself.

  • Reiginaldo Veras
    Reiginaldo Veras 3 महीने पहले +5

    Simplesmente fantástico e libertador...

  • August Twosix
    August Twosix साल पहले +3631

    "Even earthworm can survive in this planet, survive is not hard, the hard part is we try to survive like others"
    - Sadhguru

    • OWUSU SK
      OWUSU SK 4 महीने पहले +1

      That's true

    • Ankur Rajput
      Ankur Rajput 4 महीने पहले +7

      @BOOK PICK It doesn't seem like he did it deliberately. It's good to share your experiences with others especially when you feel like it is beautiful and helpful for everyone else. Otherwise how will everyone else know about it?

    • Luretta Garner
      Luretta Garner 5 महीने पहले +6


      BOOK PICK 9 महीने पहले +30

      Yes he owns everything yet he wants others not to lead materialistic life. Simple people don't expose themselves so deliberately.

  • Xabel Esor
    Xabel Esor 2 घंटे पहले

    How much wisdom so well expressed. A true lesson in humanity. Thanks.

  • Nana L
    Nana L 9 महीने पहले +3

    I love this guy!!! It’s the truth and I thought the same thing before but he organized my thoughts very well!! He is a legend!

  • Sunita Pradhan
    Sunita Pradhan 3 महीने पहले +6

    In such an interesting and humourous way he gave a great message of simplicity in our life.

  • Kawal Singh
    Kawal Singh 9 महीने पहले +7

    Confucius said, life is simple but we insist making it complicated. This guy is more happy than millionaires. Because this man has something special this man has a hidden treasure in his heart.simplicity is the best way to live a true life. Look at his way of talking. All together to his postures.

  • Wiktor Babiarz
    Wiktor Babiarz साल पहले +983

    Imagine all people living that way. No problems with global warming, rubbish, plastic. Fantastic!

    • richard than myself
      richard than myself साल पहले

      @Avd cool

    • Sariah Lace
      Sariah Lace साल पहले

      @Jahongir Grownup
      You said it

    • Sariah Lace
      Sariah Lace साल पहले

      @威 威
      Well said.Duly noted.

  • Filosophie29
    Filosophie29 4 महीने पहले +1

    The most valuable speech of our time, thank You. The took away our beliefs, our abilities, our skills by teaching us we need money, hard work and lots of loans of course....This man is FREE and he is the normal...Thank U for going to that stage and give this beautiful reminder

  • PrO_RaZe Mobile Gameplays
    PrO_RaZe Mobile Gameplays 5 महीने पहले +4

    Easily one of the best TED Talk for me. But I disagree on his one point about engineers and architectures. Everything in life comes at a price. To move forward we have to make sacrifices.

  • Reflections
    Reflections 3 महीने पहले +2

    Beautifully said, Jon Jandai! Thank you for this insightful talk. I want to visit your community when I go to Chang Mai, Thailand.

  • Sanaullah Khan
    Sanaullah Khan 9 महीने पहले +4

    What a great reality shown by this gentleman ,a true man with all the opportunities of happiness. Its really awesome. A valuable suggestion for all mankind ,how simple the life is ,who lives with the nature and tie up with mother earth he enjoys the life by his own he lives with freedom and leads joyful life. Excellent speech.

  • Sameer
    Sameer 6 साल पहले +1890

    Im 25 , a dropped out of engineering, no job no degree, i thought i am the most miserable person on earth ! But after watching this man speaking wisdom, I know i am much privileged !

    • Luretta Garner
      Luretta Garner 5 महीने पहले


    • the Palantir
      the Palantir 6 महीने पहले

      @yuneedname Graduated with my engineering degree this past winter semester and found work. In my experience, an important lesson that I have learned with where I am is the importance of commitment. Pick a choice and stick with it because even if you make a wrong choice it is still better than being stuck between different choices and not ultimately going anywhere as a result. At least if you make a wrong choice but commit to it, you will then know that it wasn't for you and you can try another path. If you don't take that first step in the beginning and commit to a decision you will never make that self-discovery for yourself. Just some thoughts I have gained from my life experience over the past few years

    • yuneedname
      yuneedname 6 महीने पहले

      @the Palantir yo bro , where are you now and what are you doing

    • Mo Ma
      Mo Ma 8 महीने पहले +1

      I dropped out of university too .Am feel so peaceful finally back in the village.

    • Planet Da'wah
      Planet Da'wah साल पहले

      @Sameer what happened after 4 years sameer

  • Lê Toàn
    Lê Toàn 9 महीने पहले +2

    So amazing. This is a life I always find to live, Thank you very much for the speech. I am so appreciate the simple thinkers as you.❤️

  • Gular Aghayeva
    Gular Aghayeva 17 दिन पहले +136

    If you’re reading this, know that you are worthy of anything you desire. But you might have to let go of the past and release the huge accumulation of fear based beliefs and emotions you have picked up since childhood. Success isnt created by accident but by design. You have a creative mind and unlimited potential. Never forget it. Stay strong and be blessed.

    • Antoine Macharak
      Antoine Macharak 17 दिन पहले

      Seriously, investing in cryptocurrencies is the best thing to do, due to its acceptability in the stock market.

    • Gerald Vincent
      Gerald Vincent  17 दिन पहले

      @Jeremy Terrell My first trading experience with Beatrice O Wendy, gave me the assurance that has made me to invest without fear of loosing and I introduced some of my friends to her trading system to❤️❤️.........

    • Jason Robert
      Jason Robert 17 दिन पहले

      Investing in cryptocurrencies requires a lot of skills and studying the market very well to avoid losses.

    • Williams Christopher
      Williams Christopher 17 दिन पहले

      Am privileged to see this here, I have been investing in real estate for a while now and a lot of people talk about Cryptocurrency...

    • Tom Eric
      Tom Eric 17 दिन पहले

      @kura Zanna She's doing an amazing job in trading I made $25k from her platform...

  • Saurabh Dahibhate
    Saurabh Dahibhate 11 महीने पहले +11

    This is the most beautiful TED talk I've ever seen,better say experienced!✨✨

  • Teacher Nadia
    Teacher Nadia 3 महीने पहले +2

    Love you for what you said. I recently won 2nd position in a Ted talk competition at my university. My message to the audience was, do you really know what you want? Or do you keep wanting? Ask yourself.

  • remsy panzu
    remsy panzu 3 महीने पहले +6

    It was so deeper, conscientious, simple and easy to ear 😊🙏🏾

  • Majt_Om
    Majt_Om महीने पहले +4

    I cried after listening to him. I dunno how to start the simple life. But I'll do my best and encrypt this in my mind. Thank you.

  • 03 Alkayyisa Hibatillah
    03 Alkayyisa Hibatillah 10 महीने पहले +4

    it's very amazing to heard Jon Jandai's story. He influence that to makes easy life depends on self. If we interpretation life is easy, life running easy. But, how we looking for simplicity of life.

    • Vishnu Parsad
      Vishnu Parsad 10 महीने पहले

      Go on his channel Jon jandai life is easy

  • Qiqi FU
    Qiqi FU 3 महीने पहले +4

    Stuck in the trap of complicating my life. Very impressive speech!

  • J Gregory Graves
    J Gregory Graves 5 साल पहले +994

    I think this guy is happy because he trusts himself, relies on himself and lives according to his own standards. Living like this frees you from the never ending cycle of blame and it's inherent process of self induced victim-hood. He's his own man, he might not be everyone's man ... but he's his own man and for that reason I think he is one of the most successful people in the world.

    • wim lammens
      wim lammens 3 साल पहले

      great observation you made , totally agree as the 740 people putting thumb up. most suffering is caused as we are looking for acceptance or at least avoid rejection. there is only the love for ourselves which can make us feel free to pursue our happiness. become who you are or stay unhappy all yr life and collect dis eases till your body wears out

    • viviendo159
      viviendo159 4 साल पहले +2

      J Gregory Graves exactly he is successful

    • Mai Anh
      Mai Anh 4 साल पहले +2

      Totally agree with you

    • Adriana
      Adriana 4 साल पहले


    • Vis Vis
      Vis Vis 4 साल पहले +3

      This is Inspiring, thx!

  • Rio Jane Telan
    Rio Jane Telan 8 महीने पहले

    Love this teaching.Yes we have to protect the environment because this is our true home- Nature.

  • Rahul
    Rahul 8 महीने पहले +5

    This changed my life thank you so much Jon jadai sir i own my life to you 🙏🏻

  • Rituparna Rooj
    Rituparna Rooj 3 महीने पहले +7

    Such a lovely speech by him...wise man ❤️ Life is really simple. Only we humans are making it complex.

  • mekwunye sunday
    mekwunye sunday 3 महीने पहले +2

    Wow, this has been my believe system just that pedigrees always make us stick to the existing circle which makes it impossible to live the simple life demonstrated by this gentle man in this teaching.

  • Heeth Jain
    Heeth Jain साल पहले +1122

    I feel this video is giving a meaningful message in a humorous way.
    I have so many houses that every night I have to think about which house to sleep in.
    I have so many clothes that I have to always keep on donating them.
    I have so much food to eat that I sell it.
    I have so much time that I work only 2 months a year.
    All of these statements say "I am so rich"

    • Rhane Gstaman
      Rhane Gstaman 3 महीने पहले

      @Thuy Vy me too

    • Chetan Singh
      Chetan Singh 3 महीने पहले

      I love the Jain community and religion it is the best religion on earth

      MOVIES HUNTER 5 महीने पहले

      @Thuy Vy what’s ur insta id ??

    • Luretta Garner
      Luretta Garner 5 महीने पहले


    • Italia Ferguson
      Italia Ferguson 6 महीने पहले

      @Raul Rus go to university but only buy stuff that u need

  • Dallas Ramos
    Dallas Ramos 2 महीने पहले +4

    This man is truly enlighten👀 much respect

  • Fathurrizki Emir Elkarim
    Fathurrizki Emir Elkarim 6 महीने पहले +5

    Best TEDTalks ever. I hope all people of the world get enlighten by this message.

  • Nicole Victory Ho-Sang TV
    Nicole Victory Ho-Sang TV 10 महीने पहले +3

    God bless you...This is one of the best talks I ever heard...I needed to hear this...I have been thinking the same thing for a while now...💓

    LISIUS ABOK 3 महीने पहले

    Thank you Sir for your timely advice. It helps me alot in this life since my retirement. The world should try it ... In fact you lose nothing but gain more. Try it.

  • Vinil Shah
    Vinil Shah 3 साल पहले +264

    I have never met anyone in my life as simple as this guy. He explained something so fundamentally wrong with our society that most people fail to even recognize it. So refreshing.

    • Environmental News
      Environmental News 2 साल पहले

      OMG. In the western culture, all they teach you is, since I set foot in this country: you're a sinner. Everything is your fault. If you get angry, you're a bad person. If you get depressed, deal with it. Get a therapist, who can never solve anything, then take meds. They are the reason this country is broken. Corrupt people. They don't value people. They want robots to take over. The Western culture is actually pretty twisted.

    • Environmental News
      Environmental News 2 साल पहले

      He just distilled the truth. Life is simple, why make it complicated?

    • farmoboy83
      farmoboy83 2 साल पहले

      When you live a lie since the day you are born that becames essencially the truth. To see things from a different perspective is hard but from the moment you start to question all the modern dogmas and social habits, consumism, etc you understand the simple truth. Study and learn what you like, respect all the living forms and the planet, bring a meaning to your work and smile everyday. Try to be the best yourself, not better than the neighbour. Never work only to buy stuff and enjoy and be gratefull for what you have now.

    • g g
      g g 2 साल पहले

      @Nishobi T. I don't think so

    • Nishobi T.
      Nishobi T. 2 साल पहले +2

      Go to Indian villages. You will find people who are like him.

  • R.A.C
    R.A.C 3 महीने पहले +3

    This speach is the Best talk that I've never heard since I start to follow this channel on 2022.
    Respect to this man who show the world how to live a life in peace an happiness.

  • Nagaraj naik v
    Nagaraj naik v 3 महीने पहले +1

    One of the best & great Value Talks in the world, Wow salute sir ....sir just 15 minutes your talks ...realised the reality of whole life...Life is easy"...Why complicated?

  • Deepak Dhiman
    Deepak Dhiman 2 महीने पहले +24

    Education doesn't make you wise but finding ways to live a simple life, does.
    An amazing TedTalk by Jon Jandai!!
    More power to you, Jon!!

  • Aziz Senzia
    Aziz Senzia 3 महीने पहले +7

    One of the most interesting TED Talks I have ever listen..."Life is easy" made it easy, really!

  • Clarisse Macalintal
    Clarisse Macalintal साल पहले +568

    The line that hits me most is when Jon Jandai says:
    "I feel like now is the most uncivilized era of humans in this earth" everything is hard to get. I think this line speaks to most people who are homeless, can't even afford to buy foods, clothes and other necessary things.
    There is a real gap between people who benefits more from the resources of earth in which all human beings are entitled to benefit from it without interference. Inequality was born. And now, the more advanced one prevails.

    • bà chín em bà tám
      bà chín em bà tám 2 महीने पहले +1

      If you're talking about the US homeless, you're wrong. Since they dont have to pay rent, US homeless have more money to buy food than many others who are still struggling to give most of their paycheck to the landlords so that they wont be kicked out and become homeless. These chicken, worri-ful folks are the ones that have it worst. But, they'll be free once they become homeless. Most people on Earth are homeless anyways, homeless at heart.
      Many of you complaining but give no viable solutions. The fact that citizens pay heavy tax but still nothing got done shows me that the human-controlled "justice/redistribution" system you all seem to suggest/want just doesn't work at all. Unless you tell me to pray to your god for a better redistribution outcome 🤣🤣
      You want free market, but you dont want to admit/accept the bottom/losing dealers of "free market", you want democracy and unlimited freedom but you're putting all the blames onto the system you voted for using democracy, just never on yourselves.. And then, when the "system" gets big, you give it a bad name "Chinese communism", when the "system" gets small, you blame it for not controlling big capitalists big tech, etc.. I mean, I dont know wtf Americans want anymore, whines and complaints I guess 😂😂

      CBCV VMALKF 2 महीने पहले

      Lodicakes petmalu

    • Alexis
      Alexis 2 महीने पहले

      Greed, inflation is making everything expensive, prices have increased over the years but wages stay the same. Companies have become so greedy all the wealth in the world is divided amongst the 1% while everyone else starves. We have the resources to sustain all of our basic needs but greed won’t let us advance. If everyone was paid they fair share, we wouldn’t be in this mess

    • Giuliano Citrullo
      Giuliano Citrullo 2 महीने पहले +1

      @LOSC LXII nah no way, just for the fact that we have billions more people and the law of averages and all. It's different for sure but there are definitely more suffering now than ever before just due to sheer numbers. The biggest difference is the haves have more than anyone who ever came before us, but the have nots are just as poor if not more so.

  • Francesco Colotta Dentfree-eu H.O.
    Francesco Colotta Dentfree-eu H.O. 2 महीने पहले +1

    Thank You, this is a top talk and advice !!
    I personally want to add this:
    The most effective way to achieve a better society and world, is to respect the whole planets ecosystem flora and fauna, equally, as we would won't to be respected ourselves, we are not independent from it, even if we may acht as if we are, but nature can absolutely survive without us.
    We should stop exploiting, abusing and killing other species, leave enough clean space for nature to auto-balance itself, with little to no human interference, where all fauna can emigrate, come and go, feed and travel as they should do naturally, otherwise we will never reach world peace and respect towards each other either.
    We should end being so arrogantly dominant and invasive, on this or on any other planet !
    Environmental, human and non-human animal rights, no matter where from in the entire universe, are all one concern !! 🤜🤛🏽⚡💫

  • Miyako
    Miyako 4 महीने पहले +5

    I have first watched this video maybe 5-6years ago and got inspired. I've watched it over and over again and shared to my friends too. Now I have an opportunity to stay in Pun Pun he mentioned in the talk, as a volunteer next month. So excited and hope to see him in person! Thank you for the show, it could lead my future and action!

    • Mai Vo
      Mai Vo 3 महीने पहले

      @Miyako Wow, I'm happy to hear so. I also watched this video 5-6 years ago when I was a fresher in college. You never know the person we are today is made and nourished by such a video.
      Please keep updating your trip in Pun Pun, I want to hear more!! Send you good luck and a big hug 😊

    • Miyako
      Miyako 3 महीने पहले +1

      @Mai Vo I'm actually in Pun Pun farm now. This place is so great and peaceful, people here are so nice and relax. P'Jo, he just came back from his trip so I haven't talked with him much but I'm glad that I found my way here by his talk!

    • Mai Vo
      Mai Vo 3 महीने पहले +1

      M It’s been a month. How’s your trip?

  • Ending of world movies
    Ending of world movies 2 महीने पहले +10

    As an Indian i can able to connect what he said , its 100% true we are running like a rats for corporates
    start a business and work for you or go back to nature and start agriculture simple as that but don't work for a salary.

    • Ending of world movies
      Ending of world movies 2 महीने पहले

      @Van Dam 😂😂 WTF .. lol . Don't blabber something .. I'm from Tamilnadu region here we live in harmony no one can divide us .. muslim and Hindus were brothers and visit our state once ❤️

    • Van Dam
      Van Dam 2 महीने पहले +1

      And killing innocent people in Kashmir because they believe in something different than others.
      Preach yourself before you preach someone else

  • Tanya Thamel
    Tanya Thamel 3 महीने पहले +2

    one of the most simple but very effective real talk. I loved it 💯❤

  • Geo T
    Geo T 7 साल पहले +706

    He's really describing the madness of economic growthism. The whole modern ethic of "hard work" is toxic. Ancients used to work for actual needs, not excess wealth.

    • Luretta Garner
      Luretta Garner 5 महीने पहले


    • Nishobi T.
      Nishobi T. 2 साल पहले

      @Jefferdaughter Wow. I like the term "corporate feudalism". Very accurate.

    • mzenji
      mzenji 7 साल पहले

      +Bryon Lape haha yep.

    • Fridani
      Fridani 7 साल पहले

      +Geo T your comment made me happy

    • Channel Dad Bryon Lape
      Channel Dad Bryon Lape 7 साल पहले +2

      +Geo T Yeah, those Pharaohs were such paupers.