LifeTime – Rai Canting

Rai Canting, 65, is a grandmother living in Kerobokan

What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you?

That you have to work hard to stay alive.

What’s most important?
Family, especially children.

What advice would you give the younger generations?
Try to stay on the right path, and pay attention to your studies – that’s the way you’ll succeed.

Are you worried about dying?
Yes, I am, because I have children and grandchildren and I want to see them grow up and marry.

When was the happiest time of your life?
There hasn’t been one particular time I can think of. I’ve just been blessed and happy to have healthy children and grandchildren.

And the worst?
When my husband took a second wife.

What’s humanity all about?

It’s about being close to each other and helping others.

Why are there so many conflicts in the world?

I think it’s because of greed.

Is a peaceful world impossible?
I’m afraid it is – again, because of greedy and also selfishness.

Are you disappointed with your life or happy at what’s happened?

Generally I’m happy. I’ve never been seriously ill and have always had enough to eat.

Has life been a battle or relative plain sailing?
I would have to say it’s been a bit of a battle.

How old do you feel?
I never feel that old. I still feel young, healthy and beautiful.

How do you regard the aging process?
The only way to stop yourself from aging too quickly is to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Is there anything you still want to do?
Yes. I want to build my own house, but I don’t have the money.

Is one lifetime enough?
This one, yes. But I want to be reincarnated as a happy girl. (BT/PO)

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