Budianto is a 70-year-old fruit seller in Denpasar

What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you?
It’s hard to say. I’ve learned a huge amount from all the experiences I’ve had since I left home.

What’s most important?
Hard work.

What advice would you give the younger generations?
Keep on working harder and harder; it will bring you success.

Are you worried about dying?
No, because everyone is going to die. It’s our destiny; no one can avoid it.

When was the happiest time of your life?

When my first child went to kindergarten, because at that time I was able to provide for my family.

And the worst?
When I left my home in Java, to find a job, but I ended up running out of money.

What’s humanity all about?
Working for a better future.

Why are there so many conflicts in the world?
Because there’s too much diversity in this world. Some people can’t accept other people’s opinions.

Is a peaceful world possible?

It will be difficult as long as people continue to be unable to accept others’ opinions.

How old do you feel?

I feel old, but don’t really know how old.

Is one lifetime enough?

How has Bali changed?

Most changes happened after the bombing in 2003. It brought changes to all sectors in Bali.

Has tourism been good for Bali?
Yes, because tourism is the one thing that makes Bali progress.

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

I think people in the East are more creative.

Have you ever doubted your religion?


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