It’s easy to mock things like this.
Maybe it works for some people.
So who are we to judge?
That is how Jets coach Robert Saleh feels about the four-day “Darkness Retreat” Aaron Rodgers went on in February, which has been made fun of by many.
“It’s easy to mock something that’s different,” Saleh said. “That’s kind of the trend, or whatever it is in this day and age, to mock something that’s a little bit different.”
In February, Rodgers spent four days and nights in a dark isolation room at Sky Cave Retreats in Oregon.
“I really wanted to contemplate some things with some relationships in my life, some family stuff, and then, obviously, career stuff, and just kind of let whatever was going to come in, come in. And it did, it definitely did,” Rodgers said about the retreat.
Saleh not only respects what Rodgers did, but might want to do it himself.
“I’m kind of intrigued by it,” Saleh said. “I’m not going to lie to you. Just to get away from cell phones.”
Saleh added: “When people do things that are different, I’m more fascinated by it to figure out exactly what it is, to see if there’s something I can learn from.”
What works for some people, might not work for others, and perhaps we should all respect that.
“It’s a different journey for all of us, and to judge on the outside about what should be or what it should look like, or who’s wrong or who’s right, is just a game I’ve never wanted to play and still don’t want to play,” Rodgers said.
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