There’s also what you said in “To Myself 1 Year From Now, From 2021” for 2022 ENniversary: “You have your unique charms. I hope you’ll be more confident about sharing that with others. I hope you’re showing the world who you are.” Do you feel like you have confidence in and love for yourself?
SUNOO: Yeah, a ton! (laughs)Seriously—I really, really do, I have to admit. (laughs) I liked myself that much even when I was younger. I was always confident and I think that still influences me today because it’s part of my foundation. I think everything depends on how you think. I have things I don’t like about myself, of course, but I think my good points outweigh the bad ones.
What are your strengths?
SUNOO: I think my main strength is knowing how to love myself. I recommend people try to see the good parts of themselves before they look at the bad. After you’ve seen your good parts, even if you see bad ones, you can quickly forget about them or make sure they have less of an effect on you.
I think that must be what keeps you from losing faith in yourself. You found a good approach.
SUNOO: Yes. And then—and I don’t know if this could be another approach—there’s no way to see yourself with your own eyes, right? You can only see yourself through a mirror or something, and because you can’t really see yourself with just your eyes, as long as you keep that in mind, I think you can live with more confidence and self-assurance. I think I gave a lot of good advice today (laughs) and I hope ENGENE will give some of it a try. You can do it! (laughs) Just think, I like SUNOO, and he does it this way, so I gotta do it too! I can already see lots of ENGENE who’ve undergone a radical transformation. (laughs) And you know how you get all full of anticipation when you’re about to start something? This way you’ll think, “Is this really happening? I can’t wait!” And then you’ll be able to get even more into it.
So it’s a process of good change based on self-confidence and self-love.
SUNOO: I think it’s important to trust yourself when taking action. If you live every day with this mindset, then your next year and the one after that will change, and you will find that you have become a new person. Hard work changes everything.
Just like how all your effort has made 2023 a turning point for you?
SUNOO: Right. This year really is my turning point. (laughs)