BTS‘s wise and patient leader, RM, is the kind of person fans can’t help but admire. In honor of his 25th birthday, here are 25 reasons why he’s a fantastic role model!

 

1. He leads by example.

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2. He spreads positivity, hope, and love, instead of hate.

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3. He acknowledges his shortcomings and constantly works to improve them.

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4. He stands by his beliefs.

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5. He builds others up instead of breaking them down.

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6. He hasn’t let fame and fortune change him.

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7. He puts the well-being of his loved ones above his own self-interest.

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8. He proves that kindness is a strength, not a weakness.

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9. He speaks up about socio-political issues and human rights.

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10. He shows everyone the same level of respect.

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11. He values knowledge and loves to share it.

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12. He is open-minded and welcomes different opinions.

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13. He is respectful of different cultures and nationalities.

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14. He is kind to all living creatures.

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15. He readily admits his mistakes and apologizes when he is in the wrong.

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16. He’s a champion of the arts.

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17. He participates in charity projects and inspires fans to do the same.

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18. He cares about nature and the environment.

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19. He strives to be an honest, transparent, and genuine person.

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20. He doesn’t flaunt his intelligence. Instead, he uses it to teach others.

 

21. He uses music to comfort, educate, and inspire listeners.

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22. He tries to represent BTS and his country in an admirable way every time he’s abroad.

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23. He demonstrates the importance of teamwork.

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24. He tries not to take anything for granted.

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25. He’s living proof that perseverance pays off.

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