Anak Agung Aji Ngurah, 70, is a retired traditional musician and woodcarver from Banjar Satya in Mas village, Ubud.
Whatâ€™s the greatest lesson life has taught you?
To use your ability to work hard, for as long as you can.
Whatâ€™s most important?
Diligence â€“ with it we can create many beautiful and useful things.
What advice would you give the younger generations?
Work hard and be creative as a result.
Are you worried about dying?
No. I have to go through it, so I will. Thereâ€™s no way out.
When was the happiest time of your life?
When I was around 20-30 years old. I was strong and able to play traditional music with my village group. Iâ€™m still able to play but have taken a more backseat role, like watching and teaching.
And the worst?
Now, because of the era maybe. Life nowadays is more difficult than before (when I was young).
Whatâ€™s humanity all about?
Helping each other.
Why are there so many conflicts in the world?
People are too wild; they need to be more in control of themselves.
Is a peaceful world impossible?
Yes, it is.
Are you disappointed with your life or happy at whatâ€™s happened?
Iâ€™m happy. Maybe my life hasnâ€™t been the best in the world but Iâ€™m happy with it.
How old do you feel?
Is there anything you still want to do?
Is one lifetime enough?
No. I want to be reincarnated. (BT/AS)