Top Stories

BTS Member RM Gets Candid About Longevity & the Pressure of People's Expectations

BTS Member RM Gets Candid About Longevity & the Pressure of People's Expectations

RM is getting candid.

The 27-year-old BTS superstar opened up in an interview with Vogue Korea about his career.

Click inside to read more…

During the interview, he reflected on his journey with BTS since their 2013 debut, as well as his love of the visual arts, including paintings.

“I can be honest about my emotions when it comes to the visual arts. Because with music, it can get hard if you start to feel jealous of other musicians. There are so many outstanding musicians, and there’s always an endless stream of new artists,” he admitted. (Translations via Soompi.)

“And painters have such long careers. There are painters who hold their first exhibition when they’re 40, and there are painters who don’t sell a single work until they’re 60. But I debuted at 20 [by Korean reckoning], and I’m being told that I represent the nation at age 28, and I’m already being asked questions about my next step is,” he went on to say.

“That’s why I want to have the longevity that painters do.”

“Some people say it’s more important to focus on the present than your dreams. They’re right, and I relate to their point. It’s not good for society to pressure people to have a dream, but dreams are important too. I hope that lots of people still hold onto that young boy or girl deep in their hearts who believes in hard work and hope,” he explained.

“I’m struggling, too…the expectations that other people and I myself have of me are too high. Even if I work in an entirely different field in the future, people will expect me to accomplish something, and I might not be able to live up to those expectations.”

“I believe that everyone is born for a reason. I hope that everything I do leaves behind something meaningful,” he added.

The band members also just launched personal Instagram accounts!

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Getty Images
Posted to: BTS, rm

JJ Links Around The Web

Photo of Private:  JJ Links Around The Web
Getty Images
  • Harry Styles was photographed hanging out with a longtime friend - Just Jared Jr
  • North West is making her acting debut! - Just Jared Jr
  • HBO Max has announced that these two fan-favorite shows are ending - Just Jared Jr
  • Here's everything coming to Hulu in February - Just Jared Jr