Why an ARMY likes BTS
BTS, known in Korea as 방탄소년단(Bangtan Sonyeondan), has not only taken the world by storm because of the their amazing choreography, performance, vocals, rapping and sick beats but because of the message that they spread and because of who they are as people. To begin with, the name of the band itself translates to Bulletproof Boy Scouts. While the name itself may seem a little funny it actually means, as explained by member J-Hope, "to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets". I think that alone is a great introduction to the kind of message that they spread.
*Motifs of mental health and suicide please do not read if it will bother you Awareness is something that I think a lot of people tend to forget about. Awareness that even when you are kept late at work and have to deal with traffic and suddenly remember that you need to pick up something from the store and have to go through multiple lanes before you can find a parking spot and then have to weave your way through a large crowd of people who are also doing last minute shopping on a Monday night and even though these are all small tedious things, they have piled up and now it seems as if the whole world is against you, that even then, there are people around you who are struggling as well. There is a fight that so many of us seem to have within ourselves and we become so focused on our own fight we forget that there are others who are also fighting something similar, maybe something worse. Sometimes the fight we are struggling to win becomes too difficult one day and all of the emotion and torment that has been building up within us comes out in a torrent of carelessness and lack of compassion for others blinding us from seeing their pain...