"No matter who you are, where you’re from, your skin color, gender identity: speak yourself." This is a remarkable line taken from a whole inspiring speech by the one and only BTS leader, RM, at the United Nations General Assembly. Being the first K-pop act to stand in front of the UN, this, for sure, is going down in history.
The Bangtan Boys really have a thing for self-empowerment which we can prove not only through Namjoon's words but also through songwriting which has become their way of dealing with doubters. If there's one important lesson we learned from them, it's to accept, love, and believe in ourselves, then live up to it.
And as we anticipate BTS' upcoming comeback this April 12, we list down the most inspiring lyrics from our favorite boys that will give you that spark of courage:
1. Go your own way
Even if you live a day
Put weakness away
("No More Dream," 2014)
Set aside your fears and worries. Don't let a day go by without you taking action on what you want and need to do before you even lost momentum. Move now or you'll regret it. BTS, preach!
2. Don't be captured in others' dreams
Stay on your path. Never let others dictate you, make you doubt yourself, and cause you to feel guilty for who you are and who you want to become.
3. No matter what anyone said
I only lived how I wanted
Guided by only my beliefs
("INTRO: Never Mind," 2015)
Whether you do the right thing or not, people will still criticize you. But the question is: does the opinion of others matter? Well, for BTS, they sure don't mind all that nonsense talk as long as they stay true to who they are.
4. I went down a path people told me not to
I did things people told me not to
I wanted things I should not want
I would be hurt, hurt again
("Interlude: Wings," 2016)
Standards are so overrated. Don't be afraid to live outside of the box because in your world, in following your dreams, you make the rules.
5. Sometimes run like a fool
With mistakes and in tears,
We just go
("So What," 2018)
It's simple: learn from your mistakes and grow from them. Nobody's perfect. You fall, you fail, and so does everyone. But never let the bad times stop you from living your life to the fullest!
6. I do what I do, so you do you
You can’t stop me lovin’ myself
As BTS' ultimate mantra goes, loving yourself should always be your top priority. Keep doing you as long as it makes you happy and you're not hurting anybody. By simply doing that, we know that you'll surely make your idols proud.
What BTS is trying to tell every ARMY is that you should always live in the moment. It’s your life anyway. And even if you haven't figured it all out yet, don't worry because you've got plenty of time to do so. Plus, the best words of wisdom is just one BTS playlist away.
There's nothing like listening to empowering words from these K-pop kings. And we're pretty sure that Map of the Soul: PERSONA is loaded with more! Who's excited?
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