Rob's dilemma is very interesting. He's crying about not getting any respect from his family and not being taken seriously. But, what he isn't admitting to himself is that up until recently he WAS a slacker, acting as a playboy and living off of his family without contributing any work effort to speak of. But, he was also very young, so maybe we have to give him a little leeway for that. But now he's getting older and wants to be taken seriously. What he doesn't realize is that you have to earn respect BEFORE people will give it to you. It isn't the other way around. He hasn't earned any respect yet, but, for the first time he seems to be trying. He's trying to do a few projects on his own -- his sock line and wanting to open a men's version of his family's clothing store -- and some personal appearances and DWTS --- Yes, it's all coming from being a "Kardashian" but at least he's trying, and he's not the total non-productive sleezeball that he used to be, several years ago.
Same for Scott. When we first met him, he was the consummate playboy alcoholic sleezeball. But he's come a long way too. Still not perfect but taking his responsibilities much more like a man now. It's good to see. I couldn't stand him at first, but I really like him a lot better now. (And additional 'props' to Scott for being able to put up with Kourtney. That woman is a total OCD controlling ball breaker!!! Don't know how Scott does it, but he is hanging in there with her, no matter how badly she treats him. Yes, I get why she doesn't 'trust' that he won't go back to his old ways, but her condescending and humilitating treatment of Scott seems to go way beyond that.)