Korean entertainer Yu Jae Seok gave advice to himself in his 20s.
On May 14 episode of tvN's television show 'You Quiz on the Block', Yu Jae Seok and another entertainer Cho Se Ho were seen speaking to a student at Seoul National University―one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea.
During the talk, the student named Young-jin said, "I used to always study as much as I could to get one or two more questions right in exams, but I recently came to realize getting high grades don't necessarily make me happy."
She continued, "I realized this when I went to Norway for about six months as an exchange student. Nobody there obsessed over high grades, and got anxious when their friends were getting higher grades than them."
She added, "But after I came back to Korea, I felt like the reality that I was in pulled me back from living that kind of life. I'm constantly worrying about my future."
After listening to her, Yu Jae Seok suggested, "What sort of advice would you give to yourself then? How about taking your time to advise yourself in your past and future?"
Young-jin said, "To myself in teens, I want to tell her she did a good job on always studying hard. I also want to say that she is going to go through a harder time in her 20s."
She carried on, "To myself in 30s, I want to ask her if I'm stressed out again, and tell her not to tire herself out too much. Lastly, to myself in 40s, I want to tell her that it is okay even if she does not have a family yet, and also not to tire herself out too much."
As Young-jin kept emphasizing the importance of not over-exhausting herself, Yu Jae Seok responded, "When I was in my 20s, I honestly was not productive at all. I was always lying around doing nothing."
He went on, "In my message to myself in 20s, I would like to tell him to get up and do something. I'm not saying this to you, Young-jin. You can lie around all day if you want. I just wish I was more productive then. I feel like I wasted so much of my time."
Meanwhile, Yu Jae Seok made debut back in 1991, and stayed almost unknown to the public for about 10 years after his debut.
(Lee Narin, Credit= tvN You Quiz on the Block)