Today, BTS returned to the United Nations’ stage to deliver words of hope and comfort. During their shared speech, RM, BTS’s chief and ARMY’s chosen “president,” introduced again recollections of his first UN speech whereas trying to the longer term.
When RM inspired individuals to “Speak Yourself” in 2018, he had simply turned 24 years previous, and the world was a a lot totally different place. No one may have predicted that when BTS attended the subsequent in-person United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) it might be throughout a worldwide pandemic.
This time, as an alternative of talking in English on behalf of all his members as he did in 2018, RM spoke in Korean, in segments between his members’ contributions to the speech. He started by greeting the world leaders in attendance and introducing BTS.
It is an honor to be right here in the present day. We’re BTS, appointed Special Presidential Envoys of the Republic of Korea. We’re right here in the present day to share the tales of our future era.
He additionally launched BTS’s collaborative Youth Today, Your Stories challenge with ARMY. Fans all over the place submitted private tales to speak about their pandemic experiences.
Before we got here right here, we requested younger individuals of their teenagers and twenties all over the world about their previous two years and the world they discover themselves in in the present day.
When J-Hope introduced up local weather change, RM touched on the energetic curiosity younger individuals are displaying regarding the surroundings.
It’s a tricky dialogue. But I discovered, whereas getting ready for in the present day, that there are various individuals who have an curiosity in environmental points and select it as a subject of examine. The future is unexplored territory, and that’s the place we, greater than anybody, will spend our time. So these younger individuals have been trying to find the solutions to the questions of how we should dwell their future.
Living by a significant historic occasion hasn’t been straightforward for anybody. The pandemic has modified lives, disrupted plans, and left many individuals feeling misplaced, together with BTS. Even so, RM believes the youth of in the present day is robust sufficient to prevail.
There was a time once we felt the identical approach. They’ve misplaced their approach at a time once they want probably the most numerous alternatives and should strive new issues. But I believe it’s a stretch to say they’re misplaced simply because the paths they tread can’t be seen by grownup eyes.
Rather than dropping their approach, the “welcome generation” is discovering new ones.
That’s proper, if we consider in prospects and hope, even when the surprising occurs, we won’t lose our approach, however uncover new ones.
After J-Hope confirmed that sure, BTS is vaccinated, RM defined what getting vaccinated personally means for the group.
The vaccination was a kind of ticket to assembly our followers ready for us and with the ability to stand right here earlier than you in the present day. Just like we stated in our message in the present day, we too are doing the issues we’re capable of do proper now.
“We thought the world has stopped,” RM stated. “but it continues to move forward. I believe that every choice we make is the beginning of change, not the end. I hope that in this new world we can all say to each other, ‘welcome.’”
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