Ni Ketut Gelebug is 64-year-old mother of four from Singakerta, near Ubud, who sells Hindu ceremonial materials

What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you?
Just work hard.

What is most important?
My religion.

What advice would you give the younger generations?

Get an education so you can make your future better.

Are you worried about dying?
No. It’s the same for everyone; the Gods make the rules.

What was the happiest time of your life?
Now. I’m happy that all my children have got their education and have good jobs.

And the worst?
I struggled for a long time to make sure I had enough money to send my children to school, that was a very difficult period for me.

What’s humanity all about?
Knowing that we all need to live together because we all have the same destination.

Why are there so many conflicts in the world?

Influences like alcohol and drugs make people fight. But on a larger scale I don’t really know.

Is a peaceful world possible?
I really can’t answer that question.

How old do you feel?
I feel my age.

Is one lifetime enough?
No. I’m hoping to have more when I’m reincarnated.

How has Bali changed?
It’s much busier than when I was a child. There used to be a more tourists, but now it seems quieter again.

Has tourism been good for Bali?
Yes, but it’s hard now there are so few tourists.

What’s the major difference between the East and the West?
I have no idea.

Have you ever doubted your religion?
No, never.

What makes you so sure about it?
It is what myself and everyone around me grew up with. We all follow it and it is part of the community.

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