(Disclaimer: This isn’t exactly ‘ode style’. But yeah… ☺ Until and unless it is written from heart, everything is fine ☺ )
This blog is dedicated to the most special, the most precious, the most adored, the most nurtured, and the most treasured gems of my life. I love them more than I love most people in my life. The one and only-bangtan sonyeondan ( we know them as BTS) because it is a special day today! We are six years old! 6 years old!
Sengil chhuka ham nida
Sengil chhuka ham nida
Sarang haneun Bangtan sonyeondan
Sengil chhuka hamnida
What a journey it has been! Roller Coaster ride would be an understatement. Oh my god! When I look back to the days, hundreds of thoughts and emotions run through my mind. It is amazing how much we have grown! I have learned a lot from them.
It was after the Gorkha earthquake rattled Nepal, when I came to know about BTS. While going through the Twitter and Youtube hastags regarding Nepal earthquake for some news, I came across this 19 seconds video on BangtanTV (BTS’s official Youtube channel). I watched that video. I didn’t know who they were but video was so thoughtful. I was curious who were they. And given the inquisitive soul, the curious mind that I am, I copied that exact Hangul from Youtube to Google, and came to know that they were musicians/singers/composers.
The first ever song I watched was Haruman (Just one day). Haruman is still my favourite song. I don’t know why that song so underrated! It is such a catchy song.
And then the next day, I watched another video, then another video, then another, then another, and the cycle continued. I was already into Korean dramas since forever but, I was never into Korean music. And then, BTS happened to me!
2015 to 2019. It has been an unforgettable journey. If I have to describe BTS in one word, it would be “Therapeutic”. BTS for me is much more than any therapy in this world. So, besides making me genuinely genuinely happy, they have also taught me a lot
So, on the occasion of 6th birthday, here are the top 6 things among zillion others that I have learned from BTS.
- Never let your inner child die!
Everyone has a child in them but as we grow up, the ‘wanderer’ child gets lost somewhere inside us because of the chaotic world, of course. When things go haywire, when things start overwhelming you, when problems arise and you need someone to lean on, rather than seeking happiness in the outside world, just look inside you, the child in you will be screaming “hey buddy, I’m here “. The inner child makes you happy and assures you when things go out of order. So never let your inner child die is what I have learned from them. Else, why would anyone appear as these cute sunflowers at the airport? They looked adorable, by the way.
- It’s okay to cheer for yourself
This is something I learned from our worldwide handsome. It is okay to cheer for yourself. And that not only cheers yourself but also the people around you. Remember? When seokjin oppa cheers for himself, or praises himself (like in a good way) he indirectly lightens up the mood of other members as well. That is how I see this. And in life in general, not everyone will cheer for you. There will be times when we have to walk some paths on our own, where you will be the one cheering for yourself. Of course we will meet people on the way eventually but that first step is always hard to take. So cheer for yourself when it comes to your passion even if no one is doing it for you. In the end, it is about happiness.
- Be true to yourself
15 people see me as 15 different person. Why? Because they have certain expectations from me to act a certain way. Like the way they want or the way they are comfortable with. But I am who I am. Am I making sense here? What I mean is, certain people want to mold you in certain ways. different people will try to turn you into a different person as per there comfort. in the process When we try to become someone we are not we lose our essence. We run away from ourselves. We start comparing ourselves with other people. I have wanted to become someone else my whole life because I always felt I was good for nothing . But now, I am who I am, I won’t change for anyone. It is for you deal with it 😀 I have also learned to own my mistakes. That is another development since last year.
- Helplessness vs Hopelessness
If being helpless feels bad, being hopeless feels worst. Now this goes way back to the reason why this podcast exists, which I am yet to reveal, but back then when the personal circumstances were worse, hope was the only thing that we had. We kept moving forward because of that slightest strand of hope. Hope provides will power to move ahead in life. Also, that is when we learned difference between both.
- Be grateful and keep going
We know all the major stadium concerts were sold out within an hour- Wembley, Metlife, and Rose Bowl to name a few. They are Grammy nominees , billboard top artists, top groups, and many other awards. Despite Billboard, Grammy, NASA space playlist and what not, they are still so humble, and so down to earth. They are still as RAW and REAL as they were six years ago. Practicing gratitude is something I have learned from them. Grateful for everything.
- Together we can.
Team work makes the dream work and just being there for each other during thick and thins, learning from the situation and moving ahead together is another lesson to learn from BTS.
6 lessons on 6th birthday. I know I can write a novel on this but let’s keep it simple and short and sweet.
I have always wanted to cheer this out loud but never got any chance 😀 #relatable # poor army #me!
Let’s chant it together. 1 .. 2 .. 3… Go
Aee… we did it! On that note, I will take your leave. Keep smiling, keep shining, and keep spreading happiness.