Excerpt from JYJ's interview in Marie Claire KR Aug 2014 issue (4)
LAST ONE!! JYJ on the subject of happiness:
To the question, "Is Kim Jaejoong happy now? Or, firstly, does Kim Jaejoong believe in happiness?"
Jaejoong "That standard [of happiness] is hard to say these days. People ask me, "JYJ don't really see each other often outside of the work like album recording since you are all so busy doing individual activities, right?" It's actually true. I am happy to see them so often during making of the album. I was so happy when the three of us started [JYJ] activities together. But then as time passed, we are connected regardless of whether we are apart or together. It doesn't matter if we are together or we are apart, we feel each other's presence. It's similar with happiness. If I had a clear definition of happiness before, now I don't feel like I should have or do something to be happy. [turns to Yuchun, who previously texted "Are you happy these days?"] I got that text when I was filming a drama, and I was dazed. How many times did we talk about the future, ask each other if we were happy and if we would be happy? Answer to that question changed with each year we grew older, and it was weird hearing that conversation again."
Junsu "We left [former] agency because we truly wanted to be happy. We keep asking ourselves if we are headed in that direction, and I think we also worry that this happiness would fade away when we are happy. There are good and bad sides to everything. Whether you are rich or successful, there is definitely a bad side to it. It depends on how you think about it. If I think that I am unhappy because I don't have something, then I am unhappy. But if I can be satisfied about having what others do not have, then I am happy. It's harder than you think, because I would be unhappy pursuing something that I don't have. Aren't we at least closer to the answer of happiness than we were then?"
Yuchun "There is nothing to happiness, really. Realizing that even when you are going the hardest time of your life, that moment in itself may be happiness. Realizing that you are happy not because you are having a good time, but that being able to go through the hard times and keep going with your life in itself may be happiness. I think that's why the members have a clear goal. They don't have a clear goal, but they have a clear goal. When I sent Jaejoong hyung that text, I was so tired and worn out. I had trouble sleeping, intimidated with thoughts racing in my mind. But then I realized in that situation, that I was fortunate. It is all good. I am still happy. That's why I texted him. I knew he was busy filming drama, making albums and preparing for the show, but that was not what I was asking. It was a question like, did you eat? You could say it depends on how you look at it, but Jaejoong hyung's answer was same as mine. No more judging between what is happiness and what is not."