At present, BTS are in their prime, but Jungkook is already looking toward the distant future.
In Episode 1 of BTS’s new docuseries, Break The Silence, the members shared words of wisdom while taking a trip down memory lane. They opened up about why they considered disbanding in 2018, why they are choosing to stay together, what would happen if they didn’t, and much more.
Toward the end of the episode, Jungkook became introspective while listening to music from BTS’s rookie days.
“Later, when I’m not as famous as I am now,” he said, “and turn into an old man, I wonder who’ll still be around, when I’m an old man…”
“…but I’d really like to have a conversation with ARMY and ask, how were we back then?”
“Were we amazing then?”
“What were we like as an individuals and ordinary people?”
When Jungkook debuted, he was only 15 years old. It’s hard to imagine BTS’s 22-year-old Golden Maknae growing old, but even if BTS’s fame fades someday…
…ARMY’s love will stay the same!
"I wonder who would still be with me when I'm an old man" — JJK 2020. JUNGKOOK WE'RE ON THIS BANGTAN SONYEONDAN SH!T FOR LIFE. #BREAK_THE_SILENCE
— ⟭⟬ quinc⁷퀸∞|sleep (@kooktaeficts) May 12, 2020
Jungkook: When i am not as famous as i am now and turn in to an old man, i wonder who'll still be around..?
— ⟭⟬ yen⁷ ❀◦◦◦ (@YenPark951304) May 12, 2020
jungkook: i wonder who will stick around when i become an old man :/
me at their 50th anniversary tour: pic.twitter.com/CJevtNYZLZ
— gigi⁷ ◡̈ (@anxietae) May 12, 2020
For more, check out the advice J-Hope gave Jungkook backstage.