Kourtney Kardashian’s Self-Awareness
No matter how you feel about the Kardashians, they’re a pop-culture juggernaut that we can’t hide from. Life’s been coming at us fast, and if you’re like me, keeping up with the Kardashians hasn’t been easy. With the internet buzzing about Kourtney and Kim’s fight (complete with two audible slaps to what appears to be Kourtney’s face), I’m focusing on Kourtney Kardashian’s lesson in self-awareness. It’s the meat on the bones of this whole kerfuffle. In this post, I’ll share two lessons Kourtney Kardashian is teaching us about using self-awareness, to create fulfillment in our lives unapologetically.
Be Self-Aware About Your Boundaries and Stick to Them.
The fact that it came to blows between Kourtney and Kim is revealing. It’s not the first time that Kim and Khloe have confronted Kourtney, voicing their frustrations with her boundaries around filming certain parts of her life.
In 2019, Kim and Khloe made the argument that with Kourtney being more guarded, they end up having to “share more.” Back then, Kim suggested that Kourtney’s time on the show may need to come to an end. “We have a proposal for you; it starts with an F and ends with a D,” Kim says, to which Kourtney replied, “I’m down.”
Kourtney continued filming despite confiding in Chris Jenner that since her breakup with the father of her children Scott Disick in front of the cameras, she doesn’t find it healthy or necessary to share relationships under the scrutiny of the world.
Did Kourtney betray her self-awareness along with her boundaries for the money, or to please her family? I don’t pretend to know, but she clearly pushed forward with something her soul seemed to have outgrown. It appears that while Kourtney aims her anger towards Kim, she’s angrier with herself.
Pushing against our instincts and self-awareness sets the stage for anger and resentment. Allowing others to cross our boundaries is bad enough, but when we cross our own boundaries, there are more profound internal consequences. That internal battle can quickly erupt into an ugly confrontation, as we see with Kourtney and Kim’s unfortunate altercation.
Be Self-Aware About What Matters to You.
Scrolling through Instagram’s discovery page, I noticed an image of Kourtney and a reply to a Tweet from a fan stating, ” @Kourtneykardash just needs to quit the damn show! I’m over her not wanting to film”. Kourtney replied, “I did. Bye”.
Reading some of the comments saying things like Kourtney would be nobody without the show, she’s ungrateful, etc., I chimed in with an observation (which many people seemed to appreciate.
“Certain lifestyles aren’t for everybody. If Meghan and Harry can leave a life of royalty, wy can’t Kourtney find her own way? I admire anyone who can walk away from a sure thing and start over on their own terms.”
Some things look amazing from a distance, but for those with a close-up view, it can feel very different. Just because others would give their firstborn to have what you have doesn’t mean you should hold on to it.
Our responsibility to ourselves is learning to drown out the noise of other’s opinions with self-awareness. We waste valuable resources like time, money, and energy, chasing things that don’t align with our unique definition of fulfillment.
We’re sure to hear what Kourtney Kardashian ultimately decides to do with her life, in the meantime, her journey is teaching us two valuable lessons in using self-awareness to create fulfillment. Be self-aware of your boundaries and stick to them, or risk allowing anger and resentment to fester and explode. We must also be self-aware of what makes our soul light up and be deliberate in persuing those things without being distracted by shiny objects.
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For more details on the showdown between Kourtney and her sisters check out this post. If you want to dig deeper into how self-awareness is a necessity for creating fulfillment in every aspect of life, read this post.