During BTS visit, I-LAND trainees got many surprises from BTS. They got a chance to watch a video of “counseling time with BTS” for I-LANDERs. They could listen to BTS thoughtful advice on the concerns they wrote before the 4th test on part 1.
Here Are Some BTS Thoughtful Advice to I-LANDERs
1. Good Leadership
The first concern was from Heeseung, who wanted to learn about leadership. BTS members were amazed by what he had in his mind and thought that Heeseung is a very thoughtful person.
RM, as the leader of BTS, has a firsthand experience to be shared with Heeseung. Though RM said, “To be honest, I couldn’t do that (be a leader) well,” Suga and V told him that that’s not true, and RM is the best leader.
“Leaders don’t get extra benefits, but they have so much more responsibilities,” Suga added. RM agreed on that and said, “the teammates have to help the leader out.”
2. Practice Makes Perfect
Daniel’s concern was about what he wants to do, but he feels like he’s not good at it yet. He wrote, “I’m really interested in rapping, but I haven’t learned it properly so it’s hard.” When Suga saw Daniel’s age, he remembered that Jungkook started his career with BTS at the age of 15. He advised, “You have to write a lot. When I was a trainee, I wrote 16 verses a day.”
3. Love Yourself
Another concern came from Ni-ki, who wants to have strong muscles like the other I-LAND trainees. Looking at his age, RM assured him that it only a matter of age. Ni-ki only needs to get older.
When reading K’s concern about appearance, J-Hope laughed and said, “Me too. Look at me and have hope.” It’s because K thought that other I-LAND trainees are more handsome than he is. Jimin also reminded about BTS’s Love Myself message.
4. Homesick is a Common Thing
When Ta-Ki shared that it was his first time away from his parents in Japan, and he misses them every day, BTS members their experience with this so-called homesickness.
BTS members shared the experience and thoughtful advice on being homesick. Jimin said, “We really understand. We also only see our parents two or three times a year.”
RM also shared that he ran away six months before his debut with BTS. “When my father saw me, he spent two and a half hours persuading me to go back. He told me, ‘I know you’re someone who wants to be there and has to be there. If you come back here, then you’re going to resent me for the rest of your life.’ I still remember that.” RM continued.
Suga added, “Of course, it’s okay to miss them. But you need to realize what you need to do and get yourself together again.” Jungkook, as the youngest member of BTS, agreed that that’s the most important thing.
5. Embrace Your Embarrassing Moments
Next concern to be answered during counseling time with BTS is Jay’s. He asked how to avoid creating embarrassing moments that will be looked back on in the future. Jungkook responded with, “Later on, this kind of question will become your ’embarrassing history’ too.”
Jin added, “The only thing you can do is enjoy your embarrassing history. Your embarrassing history has already begun.”
6. Do It Your Pace
Sunoo wrote that his stamina is his concern, saying that he has been weak since he was a kid. J-Hope said, “As a frequent viewer of ‘I-LAND,’ I had no idea that Sunoo would have this kind of concern.”
Like in commencement speech in Dear Class of 2020, BTS J-Hope also gave a thoughtful advice to Sunoo to control his pace and eat well. “I eat rice soup every day with dinner,” He added.
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