LifeTimes – Anak Agung Aji Ngurah

Anak Agung Aji Ngurah
Anak Agung Aji Ngurah, 70, is a retired traditional musician and woodcarver from Banjar Satya in Mas village, Ubud.

What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you?
To use your ability to work hard, for as long as you can.

What’s most important?
Diligence – with it we can create many beautiful and useful things.

What advice would you give the younger generations?
Work hard and be creative as a result.

Are you worried about dying?
No. I have to go through it, so I will. There’s no way out.

When was the happiest time of your life?
When I was around 20-30 years old. I was strong and able to play traditional music with my village group. I’m still able to play but have taken a more backseat role, like watching and teaching.

And the worst?
Now, because of the era maybe. Life nowadays is more difficult than before (when I was young).

What’s humanity all about?
Helping each other.

Why are there so many conflicts in the world?
People are too wild; they need to be more in control of themselves.

Is a peaceful world impossible?
Yes, it is.

Are you disappointed with your life or happy at what’s happened?
I’m happy. Maybe my life hasn’t been the best in the world but I’m happy with it.

How old do you feel?
Around 50.

Is there anything you still want to do?

Is one lifetime enough?
No. I want to be reincarnated. (BT/AS)

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