I Made Griya, 60, from Karangasem is a retired salesman

What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you?
To always return to God to find peace.

What’s most important?
Having a job so you can make money and feed your family.

What advice you would give the younger generations?
Stay away from drugs, and casual sex. Return to God for peace.

Are you worried about dying?
No. It means I’m going to meet God.

When was the happiest time of your life?
The happiest time of my life is when I am praying. Even if I have a lot of money, or no money at all, I am happy then.

And the worst?
Days when I need money the most. I think and just pray.

What’s humanity all about?
Helping people and advising them.

Why are there so many conflicts in the world?
Because of mistakes made my people, not God.

Is peaceful world possible?
That depends on who wants peace. In this globalised world, there are many thieves. That’s why we have to return to God. But I would say, yes, a peaceful world is possible.

How old do you feel?
Around 40 or 45.

Is one lifetime is enough?
Yes.

How has Bali changed?
It has changed in many ways, especially concerning tourism.

Has tourism been good for Bali?
Yes. It’s given people a good income.

What’s the major difference between the East and the West?
Skin colour. But the culture also – Western women dress differently.

BT/AE
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