BTS’s Suga Reminds Fans That Grades And Where They Go To School Doesn’t Define Them

“It’s not worth betting your whole life on.”

BTS‘s Suga doesn’t shy away from speaking his mind and delivering hard truths. During his recent live broadcast, he did precisely that when fans brought up the topic of college entrance exams.


They asked him to give them words of encouragement.

He did what they asked, wishing them well and hoping they would be thoroughly prepared. When saying it, it made him think about himself as a student. Although he hadn’t been extremely focused on his studies, he could relate to the pressure to succeed.

Some of you are asking me to say a few words for those who are preparing for college entrance exams… I wish you all the best. Prepare well. I hope that the results are great too.

If they didn’t do well and didn’t reach their goal, Suga didn’t think it was something to become upset about.

Even if it turns out that you didn’t do too well on the exam, there’s no need to feel so defeated.

At the time, it may feel like the worst thing to ever happen. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t stop your life from moving forward.

It may feel like your world is collapsing when you don’t get the results you want, but that’s not true. That’s not how our lives work.

Once again, thinking back to his school days, Suga remembered how everyone made a big deal out of what college would be. They made it seem like it would solve everyone’s problems, from weight loss to making friends.

When I was going to high school, people used to say that college is…college basically cures all your problems. People said that college would take care of everything.

Although those things aren’t necessarily true, he made it clear that college does serve a purpose. Compared to everything in life, though, many things are far more important.

In life, there are so many things that are much more important than that. More important than what school you go to.

College doesn’t solve every single person’s problems. On the flip side, it can make a major difference in someone’s life. Either way, Suga doesn’t want fans to become upset by focusing on grades and what college they get into. Those things don’t define who you are. Listen to Suga share that sentiment starting at 18:26.