Aaron Rodgers Responds To Those Mocking Him For Taking A ‘Darkness Retreat’

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Aaron Rodgers is clapping back at those bashing his most recent announcement. The response has less to do with the latest trade rumors or his timeline for retirement, and more to do with not passing judgement.

The quarterback posted a message on Twitter in direct reply to those mocking his personal decision.

Rodgers made headlines Tuesday by announcing he’d be going on a “Darkness Retreat” this offseason. That trip is exactly what it sounds like as the quarterback intends to spend multiple nights in isolation.

“It’s four nights of complete darkness,” Rodgers said when McAfee asked what an “isolation retreat” is.

“You’re not locked in — you can leave if you can’t do it. You can just walk out the door. But it’s a darkness retreat. And I’ve had a number of friends who have done it and have had some profound experiences. It’s something that’s been on my radar for a few years now and I felt like it’d be awesome to do regardless of where I was leaning after this season, so it’s been on the calendar for months and months and months,” Rodgers explained.

Now, having profound outlooks on life is nothing new to Aaron Rodgers. He often preaches self-love and the importance of mental well-being. He’s gone on “life journeys,” with the help of psychedelics, that have allowed him to see the world in a different light.

He’s been heard as saying he no longer fears death thanks to his experiences with ayahuasca. He’s even dated a shaman (not a witch!) as he continues to find his inner peace.

But while these decisions are nothing new for the Green Bay passer, it won’t stop fans from mocking his eccentric choices.

Many online were quick to post reactions to the “Darkness Retreat” announcement, including former NFL lineman Mitchell Schwartz.

Aaron Rodgers quickly responded to the opinion, saying the following in a message to not only Schwartz, but all of his critics.

Be curious. Not judgmental. We are all on our own path, and doing things like this helps me find a greater sense of peace and love for life. Love and respect to you.

Rodgers is taking the high road, which is to be expected considering his outlook on life.

Jacob Elsey
BroBible writer. Jacob is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and is based in Charleston, SC.