It’s been less than six months since Kylie Jenner welcomed her first child, but to look at the soon-to-be billionaire’s Instagram pics (or bank balance), you would think she spent all that time away from the spotlight working out and stacking funds.
Sure, being a single mom is never easy … but an army personal trainers and a net worth in high nine-figure range probably helps to ease the burden just a bit.
As you can see, Kylie sprang right back to peak physical condition after giving birth to baby Stormi.
We can see how her progress might be inspirational for some folks in need of a fitness goal.
But we can also see how it would be equally depressing for others.
The situation brings to mind the recent debate over whether or not Kylie is a “self-made” billionaire.
The question tore the internet in twain, not unlike the Yanny/Laurel conflict that preceded it, but in the end, no satisfactory conclusion was reached.
Like pretty much everything else on the planet, Kylie’s scenario is complicated and full of nuance.
Yes, she was born into a life of unimaginable privilege and influence, and when it comes to everything from starting a business to getting back in shape, she has a number of advantages that most of us could only dream of.
But, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t work hard.
And it certainly doesn’t mean that she deserves no credit or praise for her success.
Kylie was born with a major leg up in the world, it’s true.
But her efforts to improve upon her already lofty position are still impressive.
Maybe there’s a lesson to be learned in all of this.
No matter what your circumstances, the best thing you can aspire to is to try to and improve upon them even slightly, and your only competitor should be your past self.
Or maybe we’ve just devoted entirely too much thought to Kylie Jenner’s 40 bajillionth selfie.
Either way, homegirl is crushing it these days.
Of course, when we were 20, we spent most of our time showing fake IDs to 7-11 clerks, so pretty much anyone her age who’s doing anything productive deserves a shout-out in our eyes.