When Jungkook debuted with BTS, he was just 15 years old. He grew up before our eyes and has learned many lessons along the way.

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For BTS’s Love Yourself in Seoul DVD, he shared some of these life lessons with his younger self, through a video letter.

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“Jungkook-ah how old are you? You probably won’t know, but you became a very big person right now.”

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“I hope this letter reaches you, but at the same time, I wish it won’t. That’s because you must face all those things to get to where you are now.”

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“Honestly, you’re not doing very well, in my opinion. You’re not doing well, but through many experiences…”

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“…stages…”

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“…and events, those things will make you grow.”

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“Don’t be conceited, always he humble…”

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“…and never stop being disciplined.” 

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“Do well to your parents and your hyungs.”

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“Don’t be stubborn, and don’t be too vain. As I’ve lived, I’ve realized that nothing useful comes from pride.”

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“Take care of your appearance, eat well, and be healthy.”

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“It’s better to die than to live without passion.”

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“Bye.” 

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Check out the full clip below: