The most inspirational things BTS ever said

Aside from their soul-stirring music, we love BTS for their words of wisdom

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If there is one thing that K-Pop enthusiasts know for a fact now, it’s that world domination and BTS have become synonymous. Aside from proving that music doesn’t have to be English or cater to a Western audience to become a hit, they are the first boyband to have three albums top the charts in a single year since the Beatles, but you already knew that, right?

When V, Jin, Suga, RM, Jungkook, J-Hope, and Jimin aren’t busy releasing newfangled music or filling up stadiums, they’re out there breaking records or working with UNICEF to end violence and to promote the importance of loving yourself; and that’s why so many people love them. And while their amazing music is a given, this seven-piece is also famous for sharing awe-inspiring words of wisdom. From documentaries and reality shows all the way to UN speeches and thank you speeches, BTS never misses out on imparting words to comfort, rivet, inspire, and catalyze change.

If you’re looking for a boost of encouragement or a symbolic pat on the shoulder, we’ve gathered the most inspirational things that BTS has ever said. Whatever you’re feeling right now, there’s surely something in here that will lift your spirits.

#1 If you’re feeling left behind

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“If any of you feel lost in the face of doubt or uncertainty, or the pressure of starting anew, don’t rush. Take a deep breath. You may find that any moment can be turned into an opportunity. Allow yourself to take it easy. Take it one step at a time. You might discover the important things that you were missing, and they will reach out to you.” – Jin at Dear Class of 2020 

In June 2020, BTS addressed the graduating class during Youtube’s digital Dear Class of 2020 event. The year 2020 was a crazy time for all of us (even 2021 is still kinda weird). To honor the class of 2020, public figures and celebrities from all over the globe joined forces to make this virtual commencement exercise and afterparty a monumental success. Everyone spoke with such heart and eloquence, that we’re sure there wasn’t a dry eye on the globe. It may not have been the graduation these students dreamed of, but it was one of the greatest.

BTS’ Jin took the time to let us know that it’s okay to take it slow. We’re never really behind or ahead; we’re just going at our own pace, and that’s okay. We’ll make it.

Interesting facts about BTS
  • The group name, “BTS” stands for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. Band member J-Hope said that they chose this name because it represents BTS’s desire “to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets.” But that isn’t the only meaning behind the name. In 2017, BTS said, as part of their new brand identity, that their name would also stand for Beyond the Scene” which extended their name to mean “growing youth BTS who is going beyond the realities they are facing, and going forward.”
  • BTS was originally intended to be a hip-hop group, similar to YG Entertainment’s 1TYM. This was because Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk met with RM and was very impressed by his rapping talents. However, Bang Si-hyuk changed his mind and decided that today’s youth needed “a hero who can lend them a shoulder to lean on, even without speaking a single word.”
  • BTS has said that all of the following musicians have inspired their music; Post Malone, Eminem, Seo Taiji and Boys, Nas, Kanye West, Drake, Charlie Puth, Danger, and Queen.
  • The band’s first English-language single, “Dynamite”, was released on August 21st. Its video broke the YouTube record for the most viewed music video premiere, grabbing the attention of three million viewers, and it set a new record for the most viewed video on the first day of release. “Dynamite” is also the first music video on YouTube to surpass 100 million views in less than one day.
  • BTS has been often labeled as “easily the biggest and most successful name in K-pop in the world” that can “do things no other name in their genre can.” Time magazine has gone as far as calling them the “Princes of Pop.”