Name: I Ketut Suberatha
Location: Pupuan, Tabanan
Whatâ€™s the greatest lesson life has taught you?
I have a simple life. Life has taught me that education is must if I want my children to have better lives.
Whatâ€™s most important?
Education. More education leads to a more enriched life.
What advice would you give to younger generations?
I hope our younger generations will study seriously and learn to protect the Balinese art and culture.
Are you worried about dying?
Yes, I am. I worry that I will leave this life without getting to see my grandchild achieve his ambitions.
When was the happiest time of your life?
Iâ€™ve always been happy in my life.
And the worst?
When the communists tried to kill me.
Whatâ€™s humanity all about?
Humanity is about achieving happiness and peace in life.
Why are there so many conflicts in the world?
Maybe itâ€™s because of drinking and politics.
Is a peaceful world impossible?
How old do you feel?
I feel great because I still like to work. I feel like I am 45 years old.
Is there anything you still want to do?
Yes, I would like to keep taking care of my farm and watch my grandchild become successful.
Is one lifetime enough?
I think itâ€™s enough because itâ€™s hard enough to live in this world once.
How has Bali changed since you were a child?
All of it has changed. Now itâ€™s easier to get a job and to get food.
Is it better or worse?
Itâ€™s better and worse. Itâ€™s better because itâ€™s easier to afford things in my life, but itâ€™s worse because we have a bad younger generation.
Has tourism been good for Bali?
Good and bad. Good because we have more international friends and worse because bad culture has influenced our younger generation.
Whatâ€™s the major difference between the East and West?
I think the West is better than the East when it comes to looking out for humanity.
Have you ever doubted your religion?
No, I have never doubted. I have always believed in my religion.
What makes you so sure of it?
I am so sure of it because God has always given me the grace to be healthy so that I am able to live happily with my family. (NK/BT)Filed under: LifeTimes