Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard?

Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard?

By Jamie Matthewman
January 11th, 2015

“People have a lot of time, but because they have a lot of time, they have time to be with themselves and when they have time to be with themselves they understand themselves, when they understand themselves they can see what they want in their life” ~ Jon Jandai

Some real wisdom in this presentation from Jon, a farmer from northeastern Thailand. The main emphasis for Jon’s discourse is about how easy it is to simplify life. To stop pursuing what we’re told success means and start living life in a way that makes us happy.

Jon 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

“I tried to dress like somebody else, a movie star to make myself look good, look better. I spent one month to save money to buy a pair of jeans, when I wore them I turned left and turned right to look in the mirror, every time I look I am the same person, the most expensive pants cannot change my life”.

Jamie Matthewman

About Jamie Matthewman

Jamie is the founder, main contributor and editor of The Inspired Man.

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