BTS' RM, aka Kim Namjoon, is not only the leader of the incredibly successful idol group, he's also the man behind almost every song - whether that's lyrics, composition or production - and he's the glue that brought the group together in the first place.
He's also a deep thinker, having shared his philosophical thoughts on everything from adulthood to music and love. Here's just some of his wise words to take on in life.
1. Growing into your 20s
"You know in your 20s, you have so many thoughts, they're like many branches in a tree. If my brain is a tree, there are so many branches. There's sadness, desparation, devastation, there's happiness, hope, everything. But when you get old, it gets cut... We have to feel pain and have to experience many things. But after that in 30s and 40s, if you got so many branches in your 20s... you will someday become a beautiful tree by your 30s and 40s."
2. Ambition and happiness
"It's great to be ambitious and aim for more and more to be happy in the future, as I've lived up until now, but I think it's one of the nicest ways to live life if you know how to enjoy what is in the present."
3. Focusing on yourself rather than others
"I think that there's no need to live your life based on the standard of others. Everyone says "dream big". But I don't think you have to live so fiercely like that all the time."
4. A simple message on love
"You can't live without love"
5. The journey to happiness
"Happiness is not something that you have to achieve, you can still feel happy during the process of achieving something"
6. Life and death
"Life is more beautiful knowing that we've taken a loan on death. Even light is treasured more when there is darkness."
7. Dreaming ahead
"Everyone suffers in their life. There are many sad days. But rather than days, we hope to have better days. That's what makes us live. That's what makes us dream."
8. Loving yourself and others
"I think the biggest love is the love for one self, so if you want to love others, you should love yourself first."
9. Life lessons
"Life is a sculpture that you cast as you make mistakes and learn from them"
10. Overcoming obstacles
"I hope you know your limits well. But don't stay within those limits. Overcome the limits each day."
11. Learn from mistakes
"Maybe I made a mistake yesterday, but yesterday’s me is still me. I am who I am today, with all my faults. Tomorrow I might be a tiny bit wiser, and that’s me, too. These faults and mistakes are what I am, making up the brightest stars in the constellation of my life. I have come to love myself for who I was, who I am, and who I hope to become."
We'll be taking on RM's life philosophy!
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