GQ Korea recently asked BTS‘s Jimin all about language, communication, and his words of comfort for fans in a brand new interview.
Jimin once said, “BTS’s language is reaching different corners of the world. Instead of setting grandiose goals, I hope our language continues to connect with people in diverse places.” He gave GQ Korea insight on how he and the rest of BTS overcome these language barriers.
Jimin shared that the heartfelt emotions they share with fans allow them to overcome language barriers and connect on a deeper level.
To get to where we are now, our team has faced considerable struggles, occasionally losing our way and experiencing conflict, but always supporting each other. The joy, sorrow, pain, delight, and love we’ve felt along the way—we’ve been candid about it all. I think these emotions struck a chord with people. So, in the end, it’s not really about language, but the heart that bridges the gap.
If language were to disappear and only one form of expression could remain, Jimin would choose to keep bowing, a respectful greeting in Korean culture.
I’d choose to keep the act of bowing, the gesture of lowering one’s head in greeting. This simple act carries a multitude of meanings: it can mean a warm “hello,” “thank you,” or “goodbye,” or it can embody a sense of consideration for the other person. If just one form of language or expression could remain, I’d want it to be this act that conveys greeting, gratitude, and respect.
Along the lines of communication, he also shared the most meaningful words he’s heard so far this year.
There are many ways to feel joy. This year, I often heard from fans, acquaintances, and colleagues, ‘It’s okay. You’re doing well, even if you’re not moving as quickly as you want.’ These words have made my year more joyful.
Based on what has helped him, he gave words of comfort to fans with his own advice.
So instead of offering words of comfort, I’d like to pose a question to those reading this interview: ‘When do you feel happy and joyful?’ We each have our own unique journeys, but my hope is that you experience a moment of joy and happiness at least once a day.
His comforting words go straight to ARMY’s hearts! Read more from his interview below.