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Lifetimes Farmer from Pegending in Dalung

I Wayan Sobrat is an 85-year-old farmer from Pegending in Dalung

What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you?

The greatest lesson life has taught me was never to give up my freedom to tyrants and to always protect my country. We must preserve freedom and independence for the younger generations.

What’s most important?

What’s most important for me is to stay home and care for my grandchild.

What advice would you give the younger generations?

I would advise the younger generations to stay safe and to pursue higher education.

Are you worried about dying?

No, I’m never worried about that. I just believe that when I die, I will be in God’s hands.

When was the happiest time of your life?

When Indonesia declared independence.

And the worst?

The worst times were in the past, when we had minimal access to food, and we had to use cloth made from woven coconut leaves.

What is humanity all about?

I’m not sure. All I know is that I am very sad about what other things humanity is all about because there are a lot of people killing each other in today’s world.

Why are there so many conflicts in the world?

Maybe because of political problems.

Is a peaceful world possible?

Yes, I hope so. I hope the younger generations will remember how difficult it was for our country to gain independence, though.

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

Happy. For farmers like me, having enough food to eat and being able to provide shelter for my family are what define a satisfying life. (NK/BT)

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