I Wayan Limis, 80, is a former wood carver and revolutionary fighter from Mas village in Ubud
Whatâ€™s the greatest lesson life has taught you?
To be aware of whatâ€™s happening around you.
Whatâ€™s most important?
For me, good tourism is important, because itâ€™s good for Bali.
What advice would you give the younger generations?
There are a lot of bad things now, like drugs and AIDS, and the young people must stay away from them.
Are you worried about dying?
No, I am not. I would like to die now. I am often sick and feel as though I am close to death.
When was the happiest time of your life?
I am the happiest now than I have ever been, because I donâ€™t have many responsibilities now. My children have grown up and donâ€™t need help from me anymore. They take care of me when Iâ€™m ill, and that makes me happy.
And the worst?
When I was around 30. I had six wives, and it was difficult at nighttime. Each wife would be angry if I didnâ€™t spend time with them, and I was often confused, so much so that I would often just go to a friendâ€™s house to get away from them.
Whatâ€™s humanity all about?
About trust, trusting one another.
Why are there so many conflicts in the world?
Because people are greedy.
Is a peaceful world impossible?
Yes, it is impossible.
Are you disappointed with your life or happy at whatâ€™s happened?
I am happy.
How old do you feel?
Eighty. I feel close to death.
Is there anything you still want to do?
Is one lifetime enough?
Yes, it is enough.
How has Bali changed since you were a child?
Thereâ€™s more food now. When I was young, people didnâ€™t eat that much rice, because it was expensive; we used to mix it with cassava.
Is it better or worse?
Itâ€™s relative – for people who like money, maybe Bali is better now, but for people who value the traditional aspects of Bali, itâ€™s worse. Family relationships are not as close as they were before.
Has tourism been good for Bali?
Yes, itâ€™s good for the economy.
Whatâ€™s the major difference between the East and West?
Western people are more concerned about everything than people in the East. Theyâ€™re much more concerned about details.
Have you ever doubted your religion?
What makes you so sure about it?
In the time of revolution, I often asked for the Godsâ€™ help. And then miracles happened in my life. Thatâ€™s made me believe more in my religion.Filed under: LifeTimes