On June 13, 2013, the lives of seven boys from South Korea changed forever. Kim SeokjinMin YoongiJung HoseokKim NamjoonPark JiminKim Taehyung, and Jeon Jungkook became JinSugaJ-HopeRMJimin, V, and Jungkook of BTS.

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In Episode 3 of Break The Silence, Jin opens up about living life as both Kim Seokjin and Jin of BTS, and what impact it has had on his friendships.

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“I think the two lives are the same,” he began, “but I don’t live them in the same way. I think Jin of BTS always lives a cheerful life.”

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“As Kim Seokjin, not much has changed for me, and I’m living a really happy life. But as Jin of BTS, life may be a bit difficult on the other side. If you gain some, you lose some.”

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“There’s a lot of pressure to meet up with people. I haven’t changed, but my friends find it difficult to be around me.”

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“It’s quite a shame to see them grow apart from me.”

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“I’ve lost a lot of people around me.”

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Although losing friends is painful, Jin is looking at what he has gained rather than what he has lost: the fans who helped make his dreams come true.

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What makes up who I am now is our fans, ARMY, and they are the reason I’m able to do music. Because so many people love seeing me on stage, and because I can make so many people happy, I become happy through them. That’s why I want to perform even more.

— Jin