Keeping Up With The Kardashians has been on the air since 2007. The hit show has spawned a bunch of spin-offs, a lot of drama and wait for it… life lessons? Whether people want to admit it or not they have welcomed the Kardashian/Jenner Klan into their homes either through the show, the media, or social media. By doing this we have all learned a lesson or two about what not to do, or what to go for in life. There are so many people in this family there has to be at least one that you can admire, okay maybe not go as far as to say admire, but one who is slightly appealing to you.
Their interests are so vast; Kourtney is a health nut, a mom of three and always looking for organic, healthy ways to enhance her life. Khloe has been working on her physique and trying to live a mentally healthy life, and Kim, well she has so much going on that it is hard for even her to keep up. Because this family’s business is all over the television and in the media, we have learned quite a few things from their many, many mistakes; like, do not film yourself getting it on, you do not always need to take a picture of everything, or when your man cheats, give him a chance and chance again until you simply cannot take it anymore. The Kardashians, while full of mistakes, have done some great things in life that we can all learn a thing or two from. Here is a list of some simple life lessons we have learned so far from America’s most hated family.
18. It’s Okay To Cry
The Kardashians are really not afraid to get emotional and shed a few tears (as we have seen them do so many times before). Let’s face it– life is hard and sometimes you just need a good cry. Kim is famous for her “ugly cry face” but this does not stop her from showing her emotional side. A lot of their hardships are shown on their television show, so whether they want to be seen crying or not, it is happening.
Lesson: Showing emotion or crying does not make you look weak. It is normal that everyone needs a good break down every once in a while, it just makes you feel so much better.
17. No Pain, No Gain
When it comes to beauty and looking their best, the Kardashians are not afraid to try new things. One time in particular Kim got up the guts to try something called a vampire facial by famed Miami doctor Dr. Julio Gallo. The facial involved having her blood drawn and then deposited by tiny needles into her face. It is supposed to give you a more youthful, vibrant look. Kim was in a lot of pain but her skin looks great.
Lesson: Beauty is pain. Kim cried as the needles were injected but she was happy with the results. Sometimes in order to look your best you have to go through a little bit, or in Kim’s case a lot of pain. Waxing your eyebrows, spa treatments that include leeches or even Botox injections (if that is your thing). What is that old saying? Beauty is pain. No pain, no gain.
16. Sharing Is Caring
You can never have too much of one outfit. Kim and her sisters are constantly buying doubles of the same outfit because they love it so much they know they can benefit from having it in another color. They have multiple bodysuits from Kanye West’s clothing line, they also usually buy the same outfits and wear them to separate red carpet events. This also makes it easier to share.
Lesson: If you find something that looks amazing on you, buy it in more than one color. Sometimes finding something that you look good in can be hard, so it can be handy to have a few of the same shirts or pants in multiple colors. And if you look good in it, your family will as well. Let them wear it, too.
15. Food Is Not The Enemy
The entire Jenner/Kardashian Klan have pretty amazing physiques, although, they work out like crazy (note the constant gym selfies). However, they also know that it is hard to pass up a good taco, burger, shake or anything indulgent. Kim famously had a taco bell obsession during and after her pregnancy with North and admits regularly that she loves, loves, loves junk food, especially churros.
Lesson: It is okay to indulge every once in a while, constantly restricting yourself from a treat is not only hard work but a little bit crazy seeing as junk food is expanding to new heights. I mean come on, even some of the salads out there are not really healthy.
14. No Man Is Worth It
Khloe, Kim and especially Kourtney, have had some crazy highs and extreme lows when it comes to men. Unfortunately for them it usually plays out on television and in the media but fortunately for us, it plays out on television and opens them up to a lot of severe judgment.
Lesson: Their mistakes and accomplishments in relationships make us want to #NOTRELATIONSHIPGOALS everything they do. We have learned that in relationships we do not have to deal with people’s crap and that everyone has a breaking point. At the end of the day there are more important things in life than Scott constantly being in and out of rehab.
13. Follow Your Dreams
Old home videos will show you that Kim Kardashian was always the kind of person who liked attention, and wanted to have some level of fame whether in fashion, music or anything she could really perfect. She has clearly found it as she knows how to network and perfect the usage of social media to keep her celebrity status in the A list.
Lesson: Following your dreams always leads to something exciting in your future. The Kardashians opened one store in hopes of having more and they have expanded throughout the United States and have partnerships with other stores throughout the world.
12. Laughter Is The Best Medicine
This family laughs at a lot of the outrageous stuff that they do; one of the more memorable moments is when Kourtney showed up to dinner after visiting the dentist. She could barely move her mouth and struggled to eat anything so that was clearly a better time than ever to video her struggles. While she was basically unable to eat and felt uncomfortable, she just had to laugh it off.
Lesson: Sometimes it is best to make light out of a bad situation. When life gets tough, find a reason to laugh every once in a while. It has been proven that having a good laugh at least once every day is great for your health.
11. Never Stop Learning
The reason why the Kardashians are so successful is not only reliant on their business savvy mama, but it also has to do with the fact that they are constantly learning. Education does not only come in the form of post secondary schooling; when the girls venture into a new business they are hands on and walk though every step. Khloe wrote and edited her book, Kim was so involved with the development of her app she practically made it herself (of course she did not actually make it herself) and Kourtney wanted a healthier lifestyle for her children and herself, so she wrapped herself up in learning how to make it possible.
Lesson: Education may not always come in the traditional form but it is crucial for advancing your life in the positive ways.
10. Dress To Impress
Have you ever seen the Kardashians leave their homes looking questionable? Doubt it. You may not always love their looks but they know how to rock it. Their outfits may seem outrageous sometimes but admit it, you would love a reason to dress like them.
Lesson: Wherever you go and whatever you do, make sure you are dressed for the occasion. Even if people claim they are not judging you, first impressions always rely on how you look. The Kardashians have mastered this idea, granted they get to go to much fancier evens than most people do, but they still know that their looks and the clothes they put on their backs should always stand out.
9. Social Media Is Important
The Kardashian/Jenner clan are wizards at social media; they know how to take the best selfies, they have a bunch of followers, they are supportive of great causes and they even get paid to promote random items like detox teas and waist trainers. If you know someone who is more social media savvy, please speak up. These ladies know how important it is to connect with their fans on a personal level; it has clearly worked out greatly for them.
Lesson: Social media has become way more than what anyone anticipated and you are your own best promoter. Take a page out of the Kardashian/Jenner book and master your social media game.
8. You Are Never Too Old
After her very public break up with Bruce Jenner, Kris found love again with a younger guy. It is always a challenge to keep things spicy in a relationship… and it looks like she perfected sexting as a way to keep her guy interested. She was called out on Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s by Scott for sexting with her new man.
Lesson: Kris is 60 years old; so if she knows how to keep her younger guy interested in her, then what is your excuse? There is always time for “fun” in a relationship, age means nothing when you love being with the person you are with. Besides sexting is the new phone fun and why should there be an age limit on who can participate?
7. Don’t Take Crap From Anyone
The Kardashians always have to defend who they are; the media is good at constantly putting out a mixture of fake and true stories for our own entertainment, so you never really know what is true and what is not. However, this family is not afraid to distinguish the good from the bad and more so, they are not afraid to tell someone to “shut up” when they are attempting to spread rumours. Kris famously did this when Perez Hilton Tweeted that she did not support Bruce’s transition.
Lesson: It is always important to speak up, tell your own truth, and if you have to be a little aggressive to get it out there, so be it.
6. Family Is Everything
Like every family, the Kardashians bicker, full blown fight and throw low key shade at one another but they always come together when need be. Take for example Rob Kardashian‘s new found love life; it was just a few months ago he refused to leave his house, but now he is enthralled in a relationship with Blac Chyna and while he has thrown some seriously awful shade at his sisters and mother, they still support him 100% no matter what.
Lesson: Blood is thicker than water; family can sometimes be your downfall but they can also be your biggest supporters. If you are lucky enough to have a strong family, stick with them through thick and thin.
5. Practice, Practice, Practice
Almost everything in life is hard to master, including the selfie. It has taken the Kardashian girls years to perfect the one-take selfie and every now and again, even they have to do a few re-takes. Selfies are some of the most unflattering photos if you do not know how to angle the camera correctly, and it may seem shallow to want to take the perfect picture, but it is a skill, right?
Lesson: Taking a good picture is crucial today in a world where everything is media related and obviously everyone would like to take a nice picture. If we have learned anything from the girls, it is chin up, pout your lips, or chin down and look directly into the camera, and good luck with your selfie. And if it looks bad, try it again and again.
4. Love Your Body
All the Kardashian girls are very body positive; they should be, seeing as they are constantly shamed for showing their own bodies. Kim and Kourtney are notorious for baring it all during their pregnancies and Khloe has recently experienced a new found love for her body, so she is no stranger to participating in a risky photo shoot.
Lesson: Your body is your body and no one’s body is “perfect”. While most people have learned this the hard way, it is easy to see that having body positive celebs like the Kardashians and countless others is helping many people (especially girls) to learn to love what they were born with.
3. You Can Do It Yourself
The art of contouring has been around for years but let’s be honest, the Kardashians have made it extremely popular. Contouring can make you look like an entirely different person; even a “butterface” could look amazing after some contouring classes. You want to know why all the Kardashians and number of other celebs look amazing in photos and never seem to age? It is called contouring.
Lesson: You may not be able to afford a professional makeup artist to do your makeup everyday, but you can afford a contouring kit from Sephora, watch a YouTube video, and learn how to make yourself look flawless (and of course, take the best pictures ever).
2. Haters Gonna Hate
No one gets more hate than the Kardashian family; there is no dispute there. You are damned if you do and damned if you don’t when it comes to this group. No matter how cute their kids are, how much money they donate to charity, or how many hardships they’ve had to endure through the public eye; they have to sit back and take crap from people.
Lesson: The constant hate from others only seems to make the Kardashians more powerful, so, we should all take a page out of their book and let the #HATERS hate; they clearly have nothing better to do.
1. Know When To Say No
Back in 2008, the youngest Kardashian sister, Khloe, had to do a short stint in jail for a DUI. Of course her entire family was there to support her little slip up. However, the real life lesson comes from what Kim did during this time; she took selfies during the entire car ride in hopes that one would be worthy of her Twitter and Facebook posts (Instagram was not around yet). Momager Kris had to aptly remind Kim that this was NOT the time or place for a (perfect) selfie.
Lesson: A selfie session is not a requirement for every occasion; in fact, sometimes it is very, very inappropriate. Know when to put the phone away.