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I Gusti Nyoman Serang is a 64-year-old merchant from Prastagunam in Gilimanuk

What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you?

The greatest lesson in life is to have many friends and to experience as much as possible in the world.

What’s most important?

I think the most important thing is to experience a good life.

What advice would you give the younger generations?

I advise the younger generation to live better than our generation did.

Are you worried about dying?

A bit. I want to try and balance my life before I die.

When was the happiest time of your life?

The happiest times are when my family is peaceful.

And the worst?

The worst times in my life are when my family fights. My brother is very emotional.

What’s humanity all about?

I think humanity is when humans try to accomplish things beyond just thinking about themselves, chasing money or going against morality.

Why are there so many conflicts in the world?

I think most conflicts are caused by miscommunication. We should hope for people to have more understanding for each other.

Is a peaceful world possible?

I think we must look over the situation and pray and do things in order for a peaceful world to be possible.

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

I’m disappointed because my family always has problems. There are often conflicts in my house.

How old do you feel?

I still feel young because I have a lot of energy.

Is one lifetime enough?

When God gives me the permission, I want to live once again.

How has Bali changed since you were a child?

Oh, there have been big changes. There has been so much development and construction.

Is it better or worse?

In terms of development, it has been good. In terms of morality, the changes have been bad.

Has tourism been good for Bali?

I think it has been good, but we should still respect the traditions in Bali.

What’s the major difference between the East and West?

In my opinion, the East is cool because many tourists come to Indonesia. The West is more modern, but I hear it gets very hot in cities.

Have you ever doubted your religion?

No, I have never doubted it.

What makes you so sure of it?

Because we always receive grace from God. (NK/BT)

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