Name: Ired Bedi
Location: Jl. Sudirman, DenpasarWhatâ€™s the greatest lesson life has taught you?
I used move around a lot to find jobs. I have worked in Jakarta, cities in Sulawesi, Timor and many other places. I have seen many good and bad characteristics in people. From all I have been through, one thing has stayed important to me: no matter where we are, we have to adjust ourselves to our situation; we canâ€™t just hope the situation will please us. Our happiness depends on ourselves, whether we want to flow with the situation or not.
Whatâ€™s most important?
My family. Iâ€™ll do anything to keep my family happy and healthy.
What advice would you give the younger generations?
When I was a kid, everything was so difficult, finding money for food and clothes. Now there are a lot of teenagers who donâ€™t appreciate what they have. Some of them are rich, but they are lazy to go to school. They have access to many facilities but they donâ€™t take advantage of them. Younger generations should adjust their way of thinking, their mindset.
Are you worried about dying?
Yes, I am afraid of dying.
When was the happiest time of your life?
When I have the chance to go to my hometown, which is very rare. Maybe once in five years I can get together with all my relatives there.
And the worst?
When my father died. I was attending a class at university when one of the lecturers came in to our class to talk to me. He said my father just died in the house. I was completely shocked; it was very unexpected.
Whatâ€™s humanity all about?
Itâ€™s about how people treat each other, restraining any selfish attitude.
Why are there so many conflicts in the world?
I think the conflicts are based on differences of interests. Often they are fights to obtain power and money.
Is a peaceful world impossible?
Itâ€™s absolutely impossible.
How old do you feel?
Older than my real age.
Is there anything you still want to do?
Yes, I want to make my family happy.
Is one lifetime enough?
Yes, itâ€™s enough
How has Bali changed since you were a child?
Itâ€™s totally different. When I was a child, there were no tall buildings, and ricefields were everywhere.
Has tourism been good for Bali?
Tourism creates opportunities for the workforce and provides money. Yes, itâ€™s been good.
Whatâ€™s the major difference between the East and West?
I think people from the East are more independent.
Have you ever doubted your religion?
What makes you so sure of it?
I have faith in it, which I cannot explain in words. I also believe in miracles God has sent to me.