Ni Ketut Inceg, 75, is a housewife and pig breeder from Sala village in Gianyar
Whatâ€™s the greatest lesson life has taught you?
To be happy and satisfied with your life and everything will be fine.
Whatâ€™s most important?
Being healthy and able to work hard.
What advice would you give the younger generations?
Be a good student who has a lot of knowledge about everything, so that in the future you can get a good job.
Are you worried about dying?
I am worried about it. I want to have a long life so that I can spend a lot of time with my grandchildren.
When was the happiest time of your life?
When I was a young girl. I was able to weave traditional Bali fabrics and earned a lot of money. But that all changed when there was a war between my village and the neighboring village, whose people stole all my weaving equipment.
And the worst?
When I was a child. My parents werenâ€™t able to look after me and I was adopted. I missed my mother and father a lot. But my adoptive parents were nice, and I learned a lot of things from them, including weaving.
Whatâ€™s humanity all about?
Sharing everything that you have with the people around you.
Why are there so many conflicts in the world?
I donâ€™t know. Everyone is different and I believe they have their own reasons when they do bad things.
Is a peaceful world impossible?
Itâ€™s not impossible. It could happen if people really wanted it to happen.
Are you disappointed with your life or happy at whatâ€™s happened?
I am happy.
How old do you feel?
Seventy-five â€“ old and weak.
Is there anything you still want to do?
Is one lifetime enough?
No. I want to be reborn.
How has Bali changed since you were a child?
It has changed a lot. Life seems more glamorous now. When I was a child, I never ate rice; rice was very expensive and out of reach. But now people always eat rice and cannot eat without rice.
Is it better or worse?
Itâ€™s better. The economy is better and there are a lot of entertainment facilities available now, like the internet, television, movies and radio.
Has tourism been good for Bali?
Yes. It has given a lot of people the chance to work. A lot of people who were unemployed now have jobs.
Whatâ€™s the major difference between the Eastern and Western worlds?
I donâ€™t really know anything about the West, but physically I see different skin colors.
Have you ever doubted your religion?
What makes you so sure of it?
I believe in it. I grew up in a religious family and society. Everyone in Bali prays every day and that makes people religious and believe in God.Filed under: LifeTimes