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REPOST: Evan Tanner lives a sparse life

April 11, 2008 – 8:00 pm by fightlinker

Quick quote from a recent Evan Tanner blog entry:

If you are noticing my lack of decor, don’t worry about me. Don’t let the widescreen LCD TV, and the high-end entertainment center over there in the corner throw you off. This is what I choose. The people that are going to judge me by the things I own, I don’t care to know anyway. My friends are not my friends because of what I own. I don’t have a wife. I don’t have children. I’ll make sure to have a beautiful home and nice things for my family someday, but right now it’s just me, and I’m all business. I have my Land Cruiser, my Harley,   some clothes to wear, a place to sleep, and a place to train. That is enough.

As another individual leading a rather sparse existence at the moment, I agree with his philosophy: you sacrifice creature comforts today in order to pursue a dream that might pay off tomorrow. Although I phrase this philosophy in a slightly different way: all I need to be happy is a warm place to sleep, a clean place to shit, and wireless internet.

Past that, I know lots of you are gonna say “He deserves to live like that over that whole gambling thing”. I’m not going to try and convince you otherwise about anything, but for the record Tanner did say the money he started out with at the casino was only 300 bucks (although that fact was lost with the rest of his old blog). Considering all the embarasssing truths he’s told over the years, I don’t see why he’d have lied about that. Keep in mind the guy was a homeless alcoholic under a year ago. Considering that fact, he’s not doing too bad.