K-Pop fans often turn to their idols for advice. With helpful and heartwarming guidance from those such as Stray Kids‘ Lee Know, it’s easy to see why.
In a recent livestream, one fan reached out to Lee Know, explaining that they were born in the same year as him, 1998, but hadn’t graduated or found a job yet. They asked for advice in overcoming what they called “a slump.”
Lee Know explained he has friends that are also the same age, but many of them haven’t found the path they want to take yet.
Regarding graduating and getting a job late, he said that rather than thinking about these things as setbacks, think about them as you just needing more time to prepare.
He then quoted the chorus of Stray Kids’ 2018 release “My Pace” and said, “There’s no need to rush, my pace. Don’t compare yourself with others. It’s okay to run slower.”
Rather than tell fans to look for peace of mind in their songs, Lee Know wanted to offer more realistic advice instead.
His main advice was to take your time.
Ignoring a slump is easier said than done. But that’s what Lee Know tries to do. Instead of letting it get the best of him, he acknowledges it and tells it to go away.
Regarding age, Lee Know brought up a topic he had heard about on the internet. According to what he saw, it takes eleven years to become an expert in something.
From ages 0 to 11, you can’t do anything professionally.
So starting from 22 years old, a person could theoretically become an expert in something by age 33.
With this timeline, a person could become an expert in four or five things throughout their lifetime.
Though Lee Know doesn’t think this number is a must.
You could do one thing twice as long instead, which Lee Know thinks is good too.
He ended the conversation by saying, “If you’re 25 years old, it’s just the beginning.”
Fans love the mentality Lee Know has when it comes to these subjects and many viewers who are of a similar age or in similar situations were comforted by his heartwarming advice.