do you ever just start tearing up because nu'est are so young and all four on the show are 21 in most countries they're still in uni/college and they've been through so much and seem so old because i do a lot and i wish all the best for them sometimes i forget that they're only a few years older than me and not like 25 or something
oh my god, bud, YES. I’m kind of an emotional person in general, though lmao. I’ve cried over them so many times. :’)
They’re all around my age (Baekho, Minhyun, and Ren are all late 1995 and I’m early 1996; JR and I are the same age for like 6 months). I got into them when they debuted so I was blown away that they were my age. I think they were the youngest group to debut and Jonghyun was the youngest leader. As someone who also left their birth country, I also related a lot to Aron and the struggle of fitting in and learning a new language and new cultural mannerisms. It’s insane how pressured they must have felt.
Through the years they’ve given me a lot of strength to keep going, because there they were: struggling to make it, but still maintaining their humor and kindness even though it must have been hard on them to do so.
Jonghyun especially is such a huge inspiration- the burden he carries as the one responsible for the group and their failures (
EVEN THOUGH ITS NOT HIS FAULT, fuck pledis), but he never snaps, he never gives up. He keep hopeful and he keeps going. He’s the youngest in his family, IIRC, but he’s so mature. I think in an interview he said that he doesn’t feel the “same” as his same age friends because he’s always thinking about being responsible. Sigh. I just love him so much. I could write an essay about him (and Nu’est in general).