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"Some people live more in 20 years than others do in 80. It's not the time that matters, it's the person."--The Doctor, "The Lazarus Experiment", Doctor Who
Understanding Girls’ Generation,
Finding Strength in Unity: An analysis.
August 5th 2007. A new era emerged, as a beautiful generation came to existence.
It’s almost too difficult now to comprehend just how far these nine girls have come over the years. Their journey did not have an idealistic start nor was it smooth sailing. In fact, their rookie days were filled with much tears, undeserved criticisms and adversities. They were all they had. People doubted them. Misunderstood them. Claimed they were a mistake. And even labelled them as a group that won’t even last for three months. However, instead of dwelling in these negativity, these girls depicted a strong front, enforcing an identity of integrity and coherence. Whole and undivided. United through thick and thin. They are their greatest strength. Their dedication and devotion to the group, and to one another, is the essence to the foundation of their teamwork. “Talent and charisma can take you to the top, but only character can keep you there.”
Girls’ Generation is a rare case. The group was established with nine members, a number almost too great in a musical group at that time. Ever since the beginning, they were a group who went against the norm. The members’ personalities were so diverse to one another. Even so, each nine personality stood out, having their own individual charms which complimented each other. However, what differentiates Girls’ Generation to other groups is that despite their differences, and the hardships they faced along the way, they cherished and valued each other. Each member’s weaknesses were concealed with another’s strength. ”That’s why we’re Girls’ Generation, we make up for each other’s weaknesses.” - Sooyoung.
2008 was undoubtedly the hardest year for the girls, for many reasons. But just how significant was 2008 to Girls’ Generation? Vital. There were heartbreaking events, disappointments and doubts. It is somewhat bittersweet though, as these tearful events are the foundation that paved the successes of Girls’ Generation. It is in these dark moments, when the pink lights symbolically shine brightest. The girls spent much of the year in hiatus, focusing on individual activities. Many instances challenged their teamwork. Some drifted apart, others misunderstood each other. However, those times of austerity illustrated to them the vital significance of each and every member. Not once did they lose faith in one another. They held each other’s hands throughout every difficulties, tackling each obstacle with a myriad of faith and trust in one another.
This, is the SoShi Bond.
A comeback after 9 months hiatus was crucial to the future of Girls’ Generation. Gee could have been the song that ended Girls’ Generation. Even Taeyeon was initially skeptical of the song. But no. It became a historic feat. It was their breakthrough. Gee saw the rise of their popularity, solidifying their identity as the nation’s representative girl group. The joyfully-infectious song gave hope to people, creating a syndrome to the rest of Asia and even paving the way into creating a global generation. Their historic achievements over the years proved their powerhouse caliber, evoking their unrivaled status in the music industry. Question is, was Gee the factor that started Girls’ Generation? No. The successes of Gee was a by-product of many factors. Most significantly, the SoShi Bond.
9 months hiatus. 9 consecutive wins. 9 weeks. 9 members. 9 trophies.
It may all sound like a coincidence. But truth is, these feats proved the significance of the Power of 9. Without one member, what is 9? Each of their distinctive qualities are the backbone to Girls’ Generation as a whole. As a body cannot function without its vital organs, without one member, the dynamics of Girls’ Generation as we see today, will be different. What good is an orchestra without a maestro? Or. What good is a soccer team without a goal-keeper? Or. What good is a car without fuel? Their diversity fuels different aspects of the group. Without one member, the Girls’ Generation we know and love today, would not exist. It began with nine, and forever will continue to be nine. Nothing more. Nothing less. Just nine. As one.
Girls’ Generation is not merely a name. However, more significantly, it is a generation that brings hope. A generation that radiates joy. A generation that enforces trust. A generation that exemplifies diligence. A generation that illustrates humbleness. A generation that encapsulates everlasting friendship. And above all, a generation that marked the significance of unity.
Even after four years, always continue to leap even higher.
Right now. From now on. Forever. It’s Girls’ Generation.
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