Hi so I just want to reiterate how important it is that Jin said this:
You can have never heard of BTS or Kpop before in your life but still take something meaningful away from this message: your problems are valid and your are allowed to feel like you are having a hard time.
It’s not very often that a celebrity will come out and try to remind you that your concerns, no matter how small they are, are still concerns to YOU and and you have every right to feel the way you feel, regardless of how many people around you tell you that they don’t matter.
He said this after the release of the WINGS album, where all the members had solo songs about their own personal struggles, from struggles as drastic as Yoongi feeling like he had to give up music to struggles as vague as Jimin feeling like he had been lied to. We can guess that this lesson was something Jin either learned in the process of making this album or told repeatedly to the other members when they were concerned that their stories weren’t “good enough” in comparison to “real struggles”. One particular example is Jungkook, who felt like he had everything handed to him and lived an easy life and ended up writing a song about feeling helpless while watching his hyungs struggle.
Jin wanted to take his time in his new year’s greeting to remind everyone that their struggles are valid, and I wanted to make this post to remind everyone that he is a thoughtful and kind person despite his goofy and easygoing personality. I also wanted to remind everyone that your feelings and problems are valid, and that even if the whole world thinks you’re overreacting, Jin and I are behind you.
p.s. I got this gif from @doona-baes but if it belongs to someone else please let me know