The inseparable mind and body,
Dealing with internal struggles
-How did you arrive at the idea that regret is in the past, anxiety is in the future, and to focus on the here and now? Do you practice mindfulness?
From a very young age, I was anxious about both the past and the future. I was worried and concerned even though I had no control over it. At one point I felt that it would be easier if I just got rid of those feelings, so I did a lot of things, like meditating and studying.
-We live in a world that places a lot of importance on remaining authentic. What kind of person do you think is an authentic person?
A natural person. Someone who doesn’t struggle to do everything well, who doesn’t hide the things they can’t do, and who shows their true self to the world.
-How do you feel about your own mind/body connection?
When my mental condition is not so good or when I’m worried about something, my body reacts to it immediately, even if I’m physically fine. On the other hand, if I’m not in a good physical condition, it also affects my mental health. So I think it’s important to maintain a balance between mental and physical health.
The real Min Yunki
-If you were to describe your personality in three words, what would they be?
Hmmm… that’s difficult. 1, hard to figure out. 2, calm. 3, an observer.
-In the SUGA: Road to D-Day documentary, you visited friends all over the world. In ‘Dear My Friends’ from the last D-2 record, you sang about friendships that have changed. How have your friendships changed this time around?
All of my close friends now are people who doesn’t force others to be or to do something they don’t wish to. I think that kind of relationship is the ideal.
-What kind of people do you find attractive?
People who are spontaneous and positive.
-How would you describe your style?
-You have such clear skin – what’s your beauty routine?
I don’t have a routine. I simply apply lotion and that’s it.
-Finally, what does ARMY [BTS’s fandom name] mean to you?
I enjoy making music and performing on stage, but I’m only able to do that because of my fans. There is no point in standing alone on a big stage. Half of everything I’m able to do is possible because of ARMY.