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
“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.