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#6YearsWithBTS: How BTS Became A Home For ARMYs Worldwide

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June 13 is now a date that will always be remembered as the day BTS debuted.

Six years ago today, BTS broke out into the music scene with “No More Dream”. Since then, the group has clawed their way up to the top and achieved milestones that seemed impossible before. The group has continually charmed the world with their catchy sound, phenomenal vocals — and huge hearts.

To celebrate six years with BTS, let us take a look back at all the reasons why this phenomenal boy group has become a home for their beloved ARMYs everywhere.

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They show us the value of hard work and teamwork

BTS is no stranger to how tough the music industry can be. They did, after all, debut in a small company and did not have much to their name. They lived in a small dorm together, and they had to make do with what they had, to produce content for their listeners. Although there have been many hardships along the way, the group stuck together and did not stop working hard.

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Their massive success shows us that it is true that “teamwork makes the dream work”. Though there have been times when they wanted to give up, they chose to be together and weather the storm as a group — and it has definitely made them stronger.

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Despite the fact that they’re essentially on top of the world, they still remain humble – working their hardest to produce good music. They put their all into every performance, and they collectively made an effort into creating the best music they can make.

They give everyone wings by showing us that our insecurities are valid — but that they’re not forever

Much of BTS’ earlier music confronts many issues that young people still face today. Their debut track, “No More Dream“, talked about young people equating achievements to financial success. Their earlier songs talked about issues with education, and young people not having a dream — and that is how they show us that our insecurities about the future are real and valid.

Though these fears are evident, BTS also shows us that they are not the reality forever. Their second track, “N.O.“, encourages young people to go against society and realize their own dreams.

Their songs still encourage young people to realize their own dreams and grow.

They teach us to love ourselves — by showing us how they love themselves

Loving yourself is something that is easier said than done, and the boys know this well. In fact, the boys have helped ARMYs love themselves by showing them that they are not perfect people, and that they grapple with loving themselves all the time too.

The group openly talks about their own insecurities. Suga has talked about his issues with mental health multiple times, and encourages other celebrities to open up about the issue as well. Their YouTube Red series, Burn The Stage, talked about each member struggling with their insecurities.

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RM also talked about his own struggles with self-love in his inspirational UNICEF speech. “I have many faults and I have many fears, but I am going to embrace myself as hard as I can, and I’m starting to love myself, little by little.”

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At the end of the day, BTS is a home to every ARMY because they’re an inspiration to them in more ways than one — whether it’s showing us that perseverance and team work matters, or that loving yourself is possible despite all the struggles we continually face

Six years ago today, BTS broke out into the music scene — and we have all become better people thanks to them.