Leaders of groups
Warning: English isn’t my first language, so I’m obviously going to do some mistakes (probably also some stupid ones).
Okay, can I just say how much I love and respect the leaders? Seriously. They. Are. The. BEST!
I mean, they are literally the parent of the group and have to take care of the members, not to forget that almost all of them are going through puberty and are stressed af. The amount of pressure leaders have, is incredible. They are the ones who have to do the acceptance speeches, communicate between agency and the members, have to lead the members through pretty much everything, motivate them, talk like 24/7, so it won’t be awkward during interviews and the list goes on. Oh, and most of them are like 18+ and have to take care of 3-12 members, which can be very stressful and tiring when they don’t listen or are always hyped af. And the leaders usually are the ones that get the hate, if something “bad” happens in the group(member leaving, dating scandal…)
We all know, it’s freaking exhausting as an idol and most of the idols are already really busy with their own stuff, but the leader doesn’t only have to get their own shit together, but also from the others. It has to be damn exhausting and stressing job. Yeah, I call it a job, because it’s literally that. So I really don’t understand the ppl who say “Oh, [insert name of a leader] never smiles. He/She is so boring on variety shows and is such a bad leader.” I mean, being a leader is hard af. I mean, like, really hard.
It’s okay, I say it again, it’s OKAY for leaders to feel exhausted (I’m to 99% sure that they always do). It’s okay for them to take a break from being a leader after YEARS of being the leader (as I said it’s an exjausting job). It’s okay if they aren’t the BEST leaders from the start, because leaders grow and aren’t made.
Anyway, shout out to all the leaders, because they are the best and only deserve to be loved.