I Nyoman Dadiyasa is 70 and from Denpasar

What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you?
Discipline is the most important lesson I have learned. Everything you do should be followed with great discipline. If you are disciplined you will have success.

What’s most important?
Having a harmonious family.

What advice would you give the younger generations?
Besides being disciplined, always be honest.

Are you worried about dying?
No. I just let my life flow.

When was the happiest time of your life?
When I got married and had children.

And the worst?
I can’t pinpoint a worst time; I always try to face life positively.

What’s humanity all about?
Obeying rules made by God that are explained differently in each religion.

Why are there so many conflicts in the world?

I can’t really tell you the exact reason because there are so many factors, but I think it’s partly because some people can’t accept others’ opinions.

Is a peaceful world possible?
It would be very difficult because everyone has their own perception of the world.

How old do you feel?
I never feel old. As long as I can speak and walk, I’m not that old.

Is one lifetime enough?
It’s definitely enough.

How has Bali changed?
Bali has changed a huge amount. I think it’s all because of globalization, but fortunately we still have a strong belief in our religion here.

Has tourism been good for Bali?

Not always, because it’s up and down.

What’s the major difference between the East and West?
The culture. Eastern culture has never been as open as it is in the West.

Have you ever doubted your religion?

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