BTS has recently alluded to covering the topic of “Youth” at their upcoming visit to the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) through their recent stories shared on social media. Revealing their personal tales of life in a pandemic, they are also encouraging ARMY to share their own stories of the past two years on Twitter using the hashtags #YouthToday and #YourStories. Check out the stories and photos each BTS member shared below.
RM revealed that he began focusing on a daily routine and doing what makes him feel good.
I used to chase after ideals, but now I focus on more realistic things. I picked up on reading again, which I’ve been putting off for the past 3 years (food for the mind). And in July 2020, I came up with a regular workout routine (food for the body).
I started understanding and expanding certain sides of myself that I never thought to seek before (and this has impacted my music/work too). I’m not sure how these past two years will play into my future. But regardless, I read, exercise, and spend time in the studio again. I live on. C’est la vie.
Jin shared how the new situation impacted his mindset and gave him a chance to slow down, reorganize his thoughts, and remain positive.
The most positive change that I’ve seen in my life through the past two years of the pandemic is that I learned to be relaxed. Before the pandemic, I was extremely busy and I would get easily frustrated over my packed schedule. I saw it as having too much to do in too short of a time. That hasn’t changed — I’m still busy and I still have a lot to do. But while struggling through the pandemic, I got to organize my thoughts a bit.
Now it feels like I don’t have that weight on my shoulders anymore. I have a different mindset going in to do the same things. And that helps me tackle things with a smile on my face. I look forward to keeping this optimistic outlook on life. “Carry on!”
Throughout the course of the pandemic, Suga was able to understand himself better.
J-Hope found energy and happiness through his hobbies and interests, including trying new and fun styles he always wanted to try.
I tried to change with different styles, different hair colors, and the results gave me new energy and motivation for my day!
Jimin relaxed his mind and found peace through exercise.
Watching the scenery on my runs and working up a sweat brought lots of changes for me. I stopped overthinking and changed to become more positive!
As a lover of photography and traveling, V was able to look back on his fond memories.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to travel, but I go through the pictures I’ve taken and look forward to my future travels!
Jungkook picked up some new hobbies throughout the pandemic.
I think I’ve grown used to the word “contactless” since the pandemic. It has been hard to see not only friends but also family. T-T But these days, I use a communication program that lets me connect. Through that program, I get to chat it up with people, listen to music, play games, and watch movies too. It has actually been more entertaining than I had expected.
During this time, when everything is contactless, I hope everyone can, too, find joy and happiness in creating safe new hobbies that aren’t exposing them to risks.
Now, the BTS members are encouraging ARMY to speak themselves. Join the fun and share your own stories on Twitter using the hashtags #YouthToday and #YourStories.