Boxing legend Mike Tyson recently claimed he believes he’s close to death while also reflecting on what really matters in life and declaring that “everything’s about God.”
On a recent episode of Tyson’s podcast, ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson’ he had guest Sean McFarland aka Seano a therapist who specializes in chemical dependency, addiction, and trauma on.
About 35 minutes into the podcast, Tyson spoke about the value of money saying, “Even now, money don’t mean s**t to me. My wife and them, they enjoy making enough. It don’t mean s**t to me.”
He went on to explain why, “Because, you know, I always tell people they think a lot of money is going to make them happy. They never had a lot of money before. When you have a lot of money, you can’t expect nobody to love you. How am I gonna love you? How am I gonna confess my love to you, you got $500 billion?”
“It’s just that it’s a false sense of security,” Tyson continued. “You believe nothing can happen. You don’t believe the banks can crash. You believe that you’re invincible when you have a lot of money, which isn’t true. And that’s why I always say money’s a false sense of security.”
Tyson then recalled, “That’s the first thing my wife told me. I said, ‘What’s the big thing we make a lot of this?’ She said, ‘It’s for my security, for my children.’ What is security? Why don’t you tell me. What is security? I don’t know. I don’t know.”
“Tell me this is security: when you put money in the bank and you get a check every month and you could live off of that for the rest of your life,” he posited. “Is that security? That means you’re not going to catch a disease , you can’t get hit by a car, you can’t jump off a bridge. I don’t know. Is that security? Can money secure you from that?”
When Tyson’s co-host DJ Whoo Kid posited, “I think poor people need to get past the poorness to have that issue and to assess…” Tyson interjected, “No, poorness is frame of mind. It’s not being having nothing. You have a $1 billion and be poor.”
After the two went back and forth, Tyson brought it full circle saying, “Some people want to analyze their success, which is ridiculous. We are all going to die. One day of course.”
“Then when I look in the mirror I see those little spots on my face and say, ‘Wow! That’s my expiration date is coming close. Really soon.”
After getting McFarland’s opinion on death, Tyson would declare, “That’s what this stuff is about, fighting your demons. All this stuff’s about fighting your demons, your relationship with God and belief for God. Everything’s about God.”
The conversation then turned toward the desire to possess various material goods such as watches and jewelry before McFarland redirected the conversation to generational trauma.
What do you make of Tyson’s comments?