I know you have heard in recent news that Kim Kardashian was robbed in Paris, tied up, and locked in the bathroom. The media is now saying the robbers probably tracked her movements as she documented them on social media or perhaps it was an inside job.
Let’s first get something clear: I am one of the few that may be neutral when it come to Kim K. I don’t love or hate her or the Kardashians. Honestly, I am pretty neutral about most people in general. And maybe there are some people I just don’t like because of their behavior or character or personality. You know, some people just rub you the wrong way and well you have to deal with. But, that does not mean I dislike them enough to not care or rejoice if something terrible happens to them or to not help them if I could. Trust me, if we are all in a tragedy, no one is deciding who to rescue based on wealth, race, sexual preference or religion. I hope not.
Some were saying the robbery was a publicity stunt. I understand why they would say this because when you and I do mean anyone, do things to get attention from the media, people tend to think everything that you say and do is for attention. They can’t decipher the difference. Positive or negative. Perhaps that is a lesson we all can learn from.
After, it was found to be true, some were like so what. Who cares. That is what she gets. And now it is being said she posted her jewelry and whereabouts on social media, people are saying it’s her fault. She shouldn’t have done that.
Here is my perspective: If you strip away her wealth, her beauty, her name, her designer clothes and she was just a woman married to a black guy with two children would you think those things? Perhaps, the only thing you would have thought was she should not have posted her every move or jewelry, money. And even in that truth, it doesn’t give evil the right to take what she has. In a sense, if a candy shop advertises candy, it doesn’t give a thief the right to steal it. Gee, they should have put that candy away. Many times people that are in your own neighborhood or will come to you neighborhood looking to do harm. I don’t have 1% of Kim’s wealth…wait, .5% of her wealth, and my home was broken into twice and I felt fear, anger, sadness and it took away my peace of mind for a very long time. I thought to myself, thank God my daughter and I were not there. My child had to sleep in my room for almost a month. Every time I heard a noise I got up. I dreamed about someone breaking it over and over. When I moved to the new place I was still afraid. The second time my home was invaded, I knew for sure that it was a neighbor.
I don’t ever want to be robbed with a gun to my head, begging for my life, tied up and left in a bathroom, closet, field, wherever. I can feel fear rising in me at just the thought of never seeing my daughter and family again. So, I say all of this to say, you haven’t reached the spiritual maturity to see a human being more like you in that sense and separate what they do, their wealth or lack of, their political preferences, gender, sex, race etc…from that. Fear is fear no matter who is experiencing. Wealth doesn’t make you fearless. A scary experience or life threatening experience is not less scary or life threatening if your last name is Kennedy or Doe.Wealthy tears aren’t less salty than a man on the street who has lost everything tears. I don’t wish anyone to have to learn a lesson in such a way their life is put in danger.