Made Kendra is a 61-year-old retired painter and farmer from Sayan

What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you?
To keep my life simple by being a farmer.

What’s most important?
Being able to buy food to stay alive.

What advice would you give the younger generations?
Get an education.

Are you worried about dying?
No. I’ll be reincarnated, so I don’t worry about it.

When was the happiest time of your life?

When I was able to start working and make my own money.

And the worst?
Times when I haven’t had any money and have struggled to feed myself and my family.

What’s humanity all about?
Having relationships with the people around us and being good to each other.

Why are there so many conflicts in the world?
I have no idea.

Is a peaceful world possible?
Yes, I think it’s possible. If it wasn’t, it would be hard to live without the hope of peace.

How old do you feel?
I feel younger than 61 but I’m not really sure how much – just younger.

Is one lifetime enough?

I don’t know; it’s hard to say until the end of it.

How has Bali changed?
Things seemed easier when I was young, maybe just because as you get older you have more responsibility. I do feel like people were happier before, though.

Has tourism been good for Bali?
I think it has been good for the people here but I also think it has made life more complicated.

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

I have no idea because I don’t have much experience with Westerners.

Have you ever doubted your religion?
No, never.

What makes you so sure about it?
The destiny of the Balinese people lies in Hinduism.

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