I Ketut Matri, 80 and a builder from Canggu, has eight children and 20 grandchildren.
What’s greatest lesson life has taught you?
To help each other.
What most important?
Family and working to get money.
What advice would you give the younger generations?
Get an education as high as you can and work hard.
Are you worried about dying?
No. That time will come for each person.
When the happiest time of your life?
When I’ve got good benefits from my ricefield and my wife helped me to sell fish.
And the worst?
When we’re sick and don’t have any enough money for medicine.
What’s humanity all about?
To find the right way of life and to be a good person.
Why are they so many conflicts in the world?
Because people often lie with their promises, and jealousy.
Is a peaceful world possible?
No. The world is getting worse. It’s not possible.
How old do you feel?
Younger than 80, because I can still do my work.
Is one lifetime is enough?
Yes. I don’t know who or what I’ll be in the next lifetime.
How has Bali changed?
Much has changed. There are buildings and new roads everywhere.
Has tourism been good for Bali?
Yes. There are many jobs for young people.
What’s the major difference between the East and the West?
Westerners have a lot of money and they are more clever and professional.
Have you ever doubted your religion?
No. I love it.
What makes you sure about it?
It’s been my religion for a long time.