When MAMAMOO‘s Hwasa came across a high school senior fan having trouble with family, friends, and life in general, she decided to leave some kind words of support. This heartfelt encouragement not only comforted the student fan, but also the Korean netizens who stumbled across the message.
To the struggling MooMoo, who left a post titled “Hyejin-unnie, I’m having a hard time” on MAMAMOO’s official fan club, Hwasa reached out wholeheartedly. Rather than offering the default, “You’re going to be okay” type of consolation, Hwasa actually took the time to share wisdom with the fan:
I know you’re going through a lot, MooMoo. I could tell you everything is going to be okay, but I’m going to pretend you’re my younger sibling and tell you like it is. What you’re going through right now — all those emotions and struggles and damages — it is inevitable. Only after you go through all of that, you become stronger.
Hwasa also added that for everyone, life is a constant battle and that it doesn’t get any easier with age or time.
If things all worked out for you so easily, you would not be able to survive this world. And I know this sucks to hear, but life isn’t going to get any easier. As a high school senior, you might think now is the most difficult time in your life, but once you get past that — you’ll find yourself in another difficult time of your life. That’s the way life is. Why does it have to be so cruel, right?
Then, Hwasa shared with the fan, that even though life is a rollercoaster, it is manageable with a strong will and a group of good friends.
But look, you’ve done so well so far. If there’s something you want to do, then go for it. Even in the worst case you don’t make it, you’ll have learned something from trying. And yes, it could be important what your parents think. But remember you’re in charge of your life. You’re responsible for the choices you make. That’s the truth you face for growing up. And as a student, family and friends can be a burden. I used to try really hard to be accepted by everyone. Now I only have a few friends left, but that’s okay. These are the real ones that will stick by you when things hit the roof. Trust me, you’ll see this too. Give it some time and you’ll be able to tell which ones are valuable to you.
She tried to lighten the mood by playfully commenting that she sounds like an old lady — then wrapped up with some of her most genuine insight.
I’m starting to sound like 50 years old. Hey. This is only temporary. No one is unfortunate forever. You’re the only reason you’re suffering. I’m proud of you for facing this struggle and pushing through it, instead of running away from it. You’re precious. I’m the most important to me, and you should be the most important to you. Man… that was long. I’m not perfect either, so who am I to tell you what to do… but I hope you found some hope in my message. Keep your chin up and live through it! You’re the best, no matter what they say.
Upon reading Hwasa’s most personal pieces of advice for her young fan, netizens are undoubtedly feeling brave and confident. They’re now praising Hwasa for being a true idol.
It wasn’t even written for me, but I’m moved to tears. I found so much comfort in this. What a good person she is. This is a true idol.