BTS Gives Hopeful Message To Students In 'Dear Class Of 2020' Speech
The year 2020 might not seem like the best time to graduate, but pop supergroup BTS did their part to uplift the morale of the young students graduating this year as they delivered an ultimately hopeful speech as part of their participation in Dear Class of 2020.
As reported by E! News, the supergroup took their time on Dear Class of 2020 as an opportunity to give the graduates of 2020 some hope as they enter a world that is wracked by a global pandemic and ongoing protests demanding an end to police brutality and racial inequality.
Leader RM kicked off the commencement address of the group by recalling the thrill he felt after graduating from middle school and how he wanted to hold on to that feeling forever. He also expressed excitement for what lay ahead for this year’s graduates and expressed his desire for BTS’s stories to be a source of hope, comfort, and inspiration to them.
Jungkook, the group’s youngest member, expressed how much he has changed since his own graduation and how he has continuously educated himself since then. He then wished that today’s graduates also have faith in themselves and their friends as they move forward.
Jin, the eldest in the group, recalled how his own graduation experience differed from the rest of the group as it happened before he became a part of BTS. He recalled how scary it was to “become an adult” and how he found himself trying his best to be cautious about everything he did. What he’s learned, however, was that it is more important to take time for one’s self and move at their own pace.
Meanwhile, Jimin assured the graduates that there would be someone in the city of Seoul who understands them. He expressed his hope that despite being separated because of the global coronavirus pandemic, everybody could still pat each other’s back and say that everything is okay.
Suga revealed that the current global situation makes him feel like he’s fallen on the ground. He assured graduates that even if this isn’t the future they envisioned, it’s better to focus on the things they can change rather than on those beyond their control.
J-Hope, on the other hand, reassured graduates by telling them that they are the leaders of their own lives and that they can do it better than anybody. Meanwhile, V called on the graduates to listen to their hearts and reassured them that luck and opportunity is waiting for them in the future.
As reported by Variety, BTS is just one of the many celebrities that took part in Youtube’s Dear Class of 2020. Some of the other participants include Beyoncé, Barack and Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, and Malala Yousafzai.