Kim Kardashian: Being Robbed in Paris Changed EVERYTHING
Kim Kardashian appeared on The View for the first time in 5 years, and she talked about her strained relationship with Caitlyn Jenner.
But after half a decade, she had a lot more to discuss — including her lifestyle and her family, and how everything's changed since the robbery.
One of the keys to being a businesswoman is turning every disadvantage into an advantage.
Apparently, Kim is applying this even to personal trauma.
Because she's using having been robbed and fearing for her life to change things about her life.
"I think in life, things happen to you for a reason and you really do have to pay attention and I got the message."
That can be a dangerous point of view.
And a horrible thing to say to someone else who's just had a horrible experience.
But a lot of people believe that, and it looks like Kim's one of them.
"I just learned so much and something had to change just of how I live my life."
A lot of people reprioritize after a traumatic experience, especially one that they believed would claim their lives.
"The things that were important to me before and the things I liked to show off before are definitely not the things I like to show off now."
One of those, of course, being sharing her location to the world.
A lot of us do that without thinking.
"Having dinner with" and then tagging your friends' Twitter handles is an innocuous way of keeping friends updated on your life.
But if someone wanted to break into your home, they'd want to keep an eye on your tweets for just such an opportunity.
For most of us, it wouldn't be worth the effort.
Kim, on the other hand, has obscene amounts of money and some very expensive clothing and jewelry to go with it.
Being robbed wasn't her fault, but it's a reminder to all of us to be careful with who knows what.
Make sure that you're not the easiest target and they'll rob somebody else, basically.
She's now terrified to let her kids grow up on social media.
A lot of parents have that fear, and it's usually misplaced.
In Kim's case, she's concerned because her children are famous.
Non-celebrity young people might be bullied by peers, not harassed by literally thousands of trolls who are looking to feel powerful by making a famous person sad.
Even Kim, an adult, isn't immune.
"I do break down at times… It's not ok for people to be saying these awful things."
And one of the things that made her conscious of this and how it would impact her children was the Paris robbery, when people on social media suggested that she had faked the horrible event.
"For us to just have these people that have all this keyboard courage to write the craziest things about you and to think that that's ok and it's not ok."
You know, keyboard courage is a good term. And for sure an insult.
If you tweet something at someone, it should always be something that you would say to their face.
Overall, being robbed as she was is very nearly a worst-case scenario in terms of the bad things that happen because of fame.
So while it's good to take some lessons to heart, you also need to take some of this with a grain of salt.
Hopefully, by the time that North is 13 — the age of being old enough to use social media is still 9 years away — Kim will have struck a balance.
Being rich and famous has its cost, but we'd for sure want North to be able to interact with her peers.
Twitter already allows you to keep your account private.