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My Relationship With Kim Kardashian: The Untold Story

Updated on November 5, 2015
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During his reign as heavyweight champion of the world, Muhammad Ali would often say that he was "the greatest". This never bothered me at all, simply because it was the truth.

We are commonly taught to be modest in public, yet we can see through the facade of false modesty that a great majority of Americans are self-absorbed, and self-aggrandizing. But let us not confuse a man's character with his physical attributes, or even his opinion of himself. Let us also understand that there is a fine line between narcissism, and self esteem. And it is important for us to recognize the difference.

False modesty serves no good purpose, and if we are born beautiful, smart, or with a greater capacity for good than the average man or woman, we may as well proclaim it to the world, because these are attributes we cannot hide. If I say, "I am the Greatest", it is not necessarily any different than saying I am tall, I am short, or that I have brown eyes. From my point of view, or from every point of view, I may simply be stating a fact. But many with lesser endowments feel that they have been shortchanged, and that life has given them a raw deal. It is not uncommon for men or women of average intelligence to feel contempt for those who are smarter, more gifted, and who may display unusual talents. It is also not uncommon for a woman considered to be homely, or ugly , to despise another woman who is considered to be beautiful, which brings me to Kim Kardashian.

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She is often criticized for being a celebrity with no talent. But I would be embarrassed to make such a claim, and here is why:

I have never walked down a street with Kim Kardashian. I have never sat across the table and enjoyed a dinner with Kim Kardashian. Nor have I ever held her hand as she grieves for a loved one. What do I really know about Kim Kardashian? I only know what I might read in a gossip magazine , or hear on TV: a soundbyte sandwiched between government propaganda on Fox News, and reruns of "Married With Children". It is not unreasonable to assume that many celebrities have hidden talents, thoughts, and aspirations that they do not care to share with the public. As far as I know, she could be working on a cure for Alzheimer's!

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But more importantly, what if she is just another pretty face; a celebrity with no real talent? Should we belittle someone simply because they are rich ? Is it fair to hold her in contempt, simply because physical beauty may be her only asset? First of all, she did not make herself beautiful. Her beauty, just as the ugliness of others, was an act of God. Her beauty, in other words, is a work of Art. And here I must digress:

There are many who refer to God as Yahweh, but his real name is Art, which is short for Arthur. Nat King Cole reveals this to us in the beautiful song "Mona Lisa".

Mona Lisa ( last verse)

"...Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa?
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart?
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there and they die there
Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa?
Or just a cold and lonely lovely work of Art?"

Secondly, Kim Kardashian did not make herself famous. Of course she has marketers, publicist's, and promoters, who have nurtured and helped to guide her career as a celebrity, but this alone cannot make someone famous. Ultimately, it is the amount of public consumption that determines such a status. It is the public that has made Kim Kardashian famous. It is public interest that has fueled the star making machinery that stands behind her now. How many among us, if given a similar opportunity, would not have also become Kim Kardashian?

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Jealousy is a terrible thing, but it is one affliction that I have not had to suffer. If we are going to throw stones at anyone for being talentless, or superficial, let us throw stones at the American public. They are the ones with the superficial tastes. They are the ones who have made celebrities out of Nancy Grace, Duck Dynasty, Rush Limbaugh, and Kim Kardashian! There is nothing wrong with accepting a celebrity status, or a privilege that has been freely given to you.

But even those with undeniable talent are sooner or later crucified by the same public that originally made them famous. I witnessed this for the first time in the years just before Elvis Presley died. During his youth he was fashioned by the public into a God-like icon. But when he became old and fat, and not so very sexy, the public turned on Elvis like a pack of rabid jackals! Elvis jokes became standard fare with stand-up comedians; making the rounds on all of the late night talk shows, at the local barbershop, and all of the popular watering holes. But not surprisingly, after his death he was deified once again.

Kim Kardashian's celebrity, more than any words that could ever be written, serves to illustrate the true heart of America. It is no wonder that the bankers have been so successful at keeping the American public on the reservation since 1913. To summarize, it is foolish to judge a man or a woman based on physical beauty, personal wealth, or social status. We are not all rich and beautiful, and we are not all smart. Certainly, we are not all kind and generous. But there is one thing that we all share in common. We are all special; each and every one of us. Our uniqueness is an important aspect of our commonality; a commonality that betrays my relationship with Kim Kardashian.

© 2014 Ronnie wrenchBiscuit

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      deergha 2 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Well said, a very nice hub with profound thinking. Reality in a most nice manner has been presented here with a spontaneous way. Sharing and voted up interesting.

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      Buffee 2 years ago

      That's really thikning of the highest order

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      Rubeena 2 years ago

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      Midge 2 years ago

      You're the one with the brains here. I'm wanctihg for your posts.

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      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 3 years ago

      Pfietah,

      A judgement is simply the evaluation of evidence to make a decision. When a judgement is made solely on opinion, and then expressed as fact, many people, including myself, will not respect such a judgement. But contrary to what you suggest, I have made no such judgement. The terms "Ugly" and "Stupid" have been defined from various perspectives: academia. professional versus menial occupations, IQ tests, the entertainment and fashion industries, and by human dating, and mating preferences.

      Even in children's fairy tales such as Snow White, a princess is never depicted as being someone who is short and fat, with acne scars and a big nose! The princess invariably will be similar in features to a Kim Kardashion, or Angelina Jolie. And let's face it , women and men who fit the accepted definitions of "pretty" and "handsome" will always be more popular when it comes to dating.

      As far as stupid people are concerned, there are also common definitions that a majority have accepted. For instance, let us consider the older man who has repeatedly been used and abused by younger opportunistic women, yet continues to be surprised and heartbroken at the end of each failed romance.

      An intelligent man, even if he continued with such pursuits, would not be surprised at all!

      Yes, to Jesus we are all beautiful; compared to an alien race , we may all seem very stupid, and to a spider or a snake we may appear to be very ugly. But I did not write this article from the perspective of Jesus, nor was it intended for the consumption of aliens. spiders and snakes. This article was written for men and women who live in a world of human beings that have accepted common definitions. I have defined nothing, but have only based my argument on what is commonly accepted and understood.

      There is no hypocrisy in my words, because I have known many stupid and ugly people, but I can see that Kim Kardashian fits the popular definition of pretty, and since I do not know her, there is no way I can determine whether she is an intelligent person or not. So where is the hypocrisy? Furthermore ,a liar is simply someone who doesn't tell the truth. This is fundamental. It is not necessary to know an individual in order to determine whether or not they have told a lie. I can say the sun is cold and that a man grows young, but the whole world will know that I am either a poet, or a liar!

      Finally, it was necessary to use the language that I used in order to better illustrate the sincerity of my feelings about Kim Kardashion, and as you indicated yourself, in other words, the harsh abrasive tone that morphed into a more live and let live, " We Are The World" sentiment, provided a surprise; color and interest. After all, I am an artist, not a news commentator, or a history professor. I suggest that you should take some time to look at the bigger picture before you pass judgement on someone's choice of words.

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      Pfietah Lane 3 years ago from Eugene, OR

      When I started reading and you kept referring to a fraction of the population as "stupid and ugly", I was tempted to write a strongly worded comment regarding the use and repetition of such judgement and unnecessary wording. Although my feelings about that particular subject haven't exactly fazed, I pushed myself to read further and began to understand your point. I was relieved, in fact, to hear your opinion after I had read a couple of hubs against Kim Kardashian for no reason other than "she does nothing for humanity" and "she has no talent whatsoever." Other than that, they were based solely around personal opinion which had been based solely on what they had read or seen from tabloids and other unreliable sources. That is something that really infuriates me, so I am grateful that you shed a light on the perspective of not just the Kardashians but celebrities in general that isn't expressed to the general public enough. Regarding your "stupid ugly person" remark, however, I still feel that it is unnecessary because you are using judgement language to assert your point AGAINST judgement. It would make more sense to have quotations around these. It also enrages me when you note that when a "stupid" person is referred to as "smart" and an "ugly" person is referred to as "beautiful" it is a lie, because these are ALL judgement terms, even "smart" and "beautiful", and they do not define a single person. Why you would narrow down a person to those words baffles me because how do you define stupid? How do you define smart? And how do you define intellectuality, intelligence, and cleverness? These are all synonyms of "smart" and there are plenty more out there. The same applies for beautiful. How do you define beautiful? I suggest you take the time to think about this before you narrow down a fraction of our population and call someone a liar for refuting your own opinion especially if you don't know that person. Overall, I found your article to enlightening, but hypocritical.

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      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 3 years ago

      It was more than sad. After that day, we did not encourage him to tell any more of his "stories". You must realize that most of us were teenagers, and up until the day his wife came on board the ship, we thought it was all just a big joke. But when I was introduced to this woman, I was ashamed for his crudeness, and for my participation. I became disgusted with myself , and I think most of the other guys felt the same way.

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      Sed-me 3 years ago from An undisclosed location.

      Kinda heart breaking, huh? Here she just wanted to please her husband and instead she was nothing more than a dirty slut to every man who saw her... and she probably didn't know. Gives "A few good men" a whole new meaning. I hope there are still a few out there.

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      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 3 years ago

      You are absolutely correct. Men have a voracious appetite for sex, and they will tell a woman anything to get it. I was in the U.S.N. for 6 years, and I met very few men who were married, that didn't at some point brag about their extra-marital affairs.

      There was one fellow on our ship who would routinely tell the whole department (data processing) about the most recent sexual acts his wife had performed for him in the bedroom. He was quite explicit. The day he brought the poor woman on board the ship during an "open house" visit, is the day I lost my faith in humanity.

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      Sed-me 3 years ago from An undisclosed location.

      How every woman on earth who's ever dated hasn't committed suicide, I don't know. I think all women would have to do is to spend 5 min. inside a man's mind and she'd never doubt her parents advice to "wait until marriage" again.

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      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 3 years ago

      Sed-me,

      That's funny, especially the double entendre at the end. But it's true , many men don't care that much about a woman's character. At least in the beginning. Such scrutiny always comes later after the sexual attraction has faded; which I have found to be inevitable. Consequently, I have learned not to base a relationship on sex, which is simply a natural control mechanism that many of us have become hopelessly addicted to.

      I had a friend once who boasted that he only went after stupid women who were pretty, and sexually attractive. His theory was that the stupid woman was easier to control. Perhaps this is true in some respects, but I don't think he figured that he would have to also have conversations with these women; for hours , days, weeks, months, and years! I have found that to converse with someone whose scope doesn't extend beyond "America's Funniest Videos", can be excruciating.

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      Sed-me 3 years ago from An undisclosed location.

      Very interesting. I just watched a Jason Stathum movie last night (speaking of physical beauty. lol) http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/06/27/redemption-j...

      The female lead was pretty unattractive as female leads go, but of course with a sexy red dress and the removal of the glasses and the letting down of the hair... she became a bit of a looker. What I find interesting is that no matter what we women look like, modern technology can make us all a bit more attractive... with the nose jobs and the boob jobs etc. But all in all, it's about the inside, no doubt. No matter what a person looks like on the outside, the inside will always affect the outer appearance. Men and women are very different in this respect. Many women could not indulge in any kind of relationship with a vain, selfish man no matter how attractive on the outside, but men seem to be able to overlook that. I had a male friend once who said, "Men can ignore most all of women's flaws, as long as they're on the inside." lol

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      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 3 years ago

      Sed-me,

      I will give you the Full Monty, and there will be no stone left unturned. I am an artist. More specifically , I am a professional musician and musical artist, who has of late become increasingly interested in working with music video. I am also very interested in philosophy, theology, and social activism, on and off the internet. "Everything" that I have posted on Hubpages, or any were else for that matter , is designed with a three-fold purpose.

      • To entertain

      • To inform

      • To bring in views

      No, I never post anything strictly for the sake of views. The fact that a majority of my posts deal with issues (such as Indigenous rights and racism) that many people don't care about, should be an indication that views are not my top priority. I am also very well aware that such topics can actually alienate viewers. Let's face it, checkers has always outsold chess. I can play checkers too, but I have already wasted enough of my life.

      Being a songwriter,I see an essay of 1,000-6000 words as a very long song. It is a work of art that can be crafted just like a simple pop song. There is even a greater opportunity for expression because there are less restrictions on form. The piece about Kim Kardashian was a challenge because so much has already been written about her. I saw an opportunity here to take a different approach, and use her celebrity as a canvas upon which to illustrate my views on hypocrisy, individual talent, physical beauty. false modesty, jealousy, and perhaps some other things too. Of course I was well aware before I started that her name alone would most likely bring in views, but I made an effort to provide the reader with something worthwhile and unique once they got here; to reward their patronage with a healthy refreshing turnip, instead of a cheap salty bag of stale potato chips.

      I suppose that the moral of my story is that you don't have to be beautiful to be important, or to matter in this world, but if you are beautiful , it is nothing to be ashamed of, or something that needs to be hidden. A beautiful woman is truly a work of art created by God. As an artist, I am a big fan of God, because no one does it better.

      So I guess the short answer to your question is yes and no.

      Thanks for reading!

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      Sed-me 3 years ago from An undisclosed location.

      May I ask, if you were to be fully honest, was this written mainly as an attempt to bring in views?

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      Kathryn L Hill 3 years ago from LA

      Well, not everyone is technically savvy or not to mention artistic! Or thoughtful. I hope you continue.

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      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 3 years ago

      Thanks for watching Kathryn! I enjoy doing the videos. It's like being a kid in a candy store with all the source material available on the internet. I should probably do a video about California.

      All totaled, I was stationed there for 3 years (between 1975-81: San Diego and Long Beach). I really liked California. Spent many weekends driving up Hwy 1 to Santa Cruz. Attended some great rock concerts too.I saw Ten Years After at Golden Hall in San Diego, and Frank Zappa while in Long Beach.

      I agree, video art hasn't really caught on with the general public. But now that Digital Picture Frames offer video capability, I suspect that may change.

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      Kathryn L Hill 3 years ago from LA

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VaNoGscYo

      Here you were in 2nd grade! me, 5th.

      I LOVE your music videos BTW. Very polished!

      I would sit through two hours of music/film in a theater! ... I guess the theaters won't show such art-type films thanks to u no what. :( It seems to be a genre which is totally untapped. Maybe ahead of its time. (oddly.)

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      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 3 years ago

      Kathryn L. Hill,

      I never thought of such a thing! After reading your comment I was forced, not to examine the moral implications of this rare form of narcissistic behavior, but rather the differences between a shadow and a silhouette. Here is a song that was released the year I was born that may enhance your secret passion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6uq49ueugg&fe...

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      Kathryn L Hill 3 years ago from LA

      When I see my silhouette on the ground or on a wall I absolutely love it. I have very beautiful silhouette. Thanks for letting me know I don't have to feel guilty for such self-indulgence.

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      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 3 years ago

      Thanks word55! I haven't kept up with her,not until I did the article. I have heard much talk over the years but I haven't paid much attention to the images. I wasn't aware of how beautiful she really is.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Nice hub on her wrench biscuit. Give us some more! :-)

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      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 3 years ago

      Thank you Amie, much appreciated!

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      Amie Butchko 3 years ago from Warwick, NY

      wrenchBiscuit, you never fail to draw me into your world of truths. This was thoroughly enjoyable to read, with entertaining honesty and insight. Not at all what I expected as I clicked on your title. The pictures are classic. Reposting on facebook.