#20 If you are living in the past (or future)
“I’m someone who literally lives only in the present, so I tend to forget about the past, and I don’t stress over the future. I know I won’t forget important moments or times I spent with other people, but I’ve forgotten all the bad things that happened in the past and the hard times I had, and I’m really satisfied with my life now and happy to be working hard. How can anyone feel happy over and over again from something that happened in the past, no matter how good it was? You can be happier finding 10,000 won on the ground now than earning 100 times that in the past. I think I’m living true to my feelings by living in the now rather than thinking about the future or the past.” –Jin, BTS’ BE Comeback Interview For Weverse Magazine
A wise man once said, “It’s okay to visit memory lane, just don’t live there”, and BTS’ Kim Seokjin gave us a more elaborate version of this thought. There’s no day like today, so live in it. Keep the lessons and memories from the past in your back pocket, keep the future in mind, but live in the now. You are here, so be here.