Source: Leeteuk’s Twitter, Ningin
Super Junior‘s Leeteuk recently expressed his concerns for being a workaholic, which has led fans to become worried as well.
Leeteuk updated his Twitter page on the 27th and wrote, “Rest is stressful for me. I don’t know what to do. Work addiction. Is there a method to cure this? It seems a lot serious than I thought, I feel like I’m going crazy. I get depressed when I have a break. I think I’m crazy. Maybe I should go on vacation and see the beach.”
He also quoted psychologist Haresh Shetty on the meaning of “workaholic”. “Most workaholics are young and single. They tend to distance themselves from family and friends. These people are more fond of the office than their families. They even spend free time at the office as well. Work is a necessity in life [for them]. However, if one is buried by their work and is unable to enjoy free time and neglect their families, they are not benefiting from work. Instead, their life becomes unbalanced because of it.”
“Yet there is no one thing that could direct that individual towards a more normal lifestyle with [better] health and leisure time with friends. As such, work eventually takes control of that person’s life and delays their success. Working hard during one’s youth is a good thing, but it is necessary to balance the time spent on work and on one’s own life. If your life does not control your work, but is instead being controlled by it, your life can never be beautiful.”
After reading Leeteuk’s tweets, fans showed their concerns for the idol and wrote, “What’s going on? I’m getting anxious for him“, “The life of an idol must be hard“, and “Enjoy your life! Don’t obsess over your schedules!”
It’s understandable that Leeteuk works a lot because he’s the leader of Super Junior, but we hope he’ll be able to spend more time relaxing this year.