Thank you for your submission!
The author is so deep. Makes me rethink why I like K-pop ;___; Thank you for enlightening me, tumblr user. I had no idea what they go through because I never read news nor think about what it takes to become successful. I can't believe that my ignorance stemmed merely from the fact that I could not empathize with the struggle of doing hard work because I am a lazy, unappreciative, closed-minded, uneducated, cold-hearted bitch who solely hates on Kpop.
But in all seriousness, this looks like the ultimate staged conversation just for tumblr notes. S/he probably doesn't even have any friends to discuss this with. If s/he does, they are probably just as delusional as no normal person probably wants to deal with this constantly.
I like the line: "Don't start that again.." because it clearly means that this has happened before - and probably often.
Another gold quote is:
Author: "Can you bear living away from your family and friends, not being able to communicate with them for a long time because of your work?"
Author: "At the age of fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, or maybe even eighteen?"
Friend: *alleged silence*
Alright. There are multiple issues to want to bring up here:
1) Your "friend" has a valid point - when people grow up, they generally move away from their family and have to make new friends in their new location. That's life. For example, if you go to university/college, sometimes you have to move to an institution more in line with your interests/career trajectory. If you considered your future more seriously instead of wasting your time solely on your oppas/unnies, you might think about these things.
2) The ages you listed are not unreasonable at all. In fact, don't most people graduate from high school around the age of 18? You are a legal adult by then. Personal talk here: I started university at 15. I had to move to another province because I wanted a higher education than the one offered in my home city. And yes - I lived by myself (that means without my parents and highschool peers if you can believe that, tumblr user). I also went to private school in Japan for a bit when I was a teenager, away from my family in Canada. Sometimes we have to do 'big kid stuff' at some point if we want to succeed - so believing that it is impossible to be independent between the ages of 15-18 is deplorably naive.
3) I have to address your strange listing method. When one ends a list with, "or maybe even ___", that final bullet is usually the the game-changing point. I understand that logically, one should list numbers in increasing amounts. But in this case, the final number should have been "15" because it is the youngest age and therefore would be considered the most shocking to be already starting an entertainment (and highly criticized) career. But maybe being logical is only something non-crazy people do.
Gawd - even your
S/he also speaks as though s/he has experienced the idol training life as well. A little hypocritical, aren't we?
Enjoy raking in your tumblr notes from other overly defensive K-pop fans.
*Note: I will be attending POP! GOES THE WORLD! Agency's Kpop Masquerade Party on June 13th, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. If you are in the city, come say hi! I would love to meet any FISHies~ <3
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