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[V Report Plus] How RM of BTS crafted his inspirational UN speech

  • Published : Oct 12, 2018 - 14:11
  • Updated : Oct 12, 2018 - 14:11

BTS speaks at the UN General Assembly in New York on Sept. 24. (Yonhap)
As BTS was busy on a concert tour which kicked off almost instantly after the release of “Love Yourself: Answer,” RM obviously didn’t have much time to craft the speech, three days at most.

The BTS leader made time in his busy schedule to prepare for his speech with a little bit of consultation from the group’s label Big Hit Entertainment.

The speech is very personal and autobiographical, beginning with the story of RM’s hometown Ilsan, a city just north of Seoul.

As evident in the personal details, the speech is entirely written by RM himself who spent extra hours each day on it.

(Twitter @BTS_twt)
Below is an excerpt from the speech:

“Some may not believe it, but most thought we were hopeless. Sometimes I just wanted to quit. But I think I was very lucky that I didn’t give it all up. But I think I was very lucky that I didn’t give it all up. (…) If there’s anything I achieved, it was only possible because I had other BTS members right by my side, and because of the love and support that our fans all over the world gave us. (…) Maybe I made a mistake yesterday, but yesterday’s me is still me. Today, I am who I am with all of my faults and mistakes. Tomorrow, I might be a tiny bit wiser, and that will be me too. Those faults and mistakes are what I am (…) I have come to love myself for who I am, for who I was, and for who I hope to become.

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By The Korea Herald (khnews@heraldcorp.com)

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