Aaron Rodgers is is likely to be the best quarterback of all-time, however he’s made himself appear to be an absolute idiot each time he’s opened his mouth over the past two-plus years. Rodgers is the man who intentionally misled the media over his vaccination status, spread disinformation about Covid, continuously talked on nationwide media about being the sufferer of cancel tradition, and for some purpose advised the entire world he likes to put oil in his butt. It goes with out saying that it’s essential to have a wholesome quantity of skepticism each time he speaks right into a microphone.
Rodgers did one other interview this week, and talked about how he had arguably the 2 finest seasons of his profession in his late ‘30s. Rodgers mentioned the key to his success a psychedelic expertise with the ayahuasca plant that led to him having back-to-back MVP seasons in 2020 and 2021.
Rodgers appeared on the Aubrey Marcus podcast and talked about his expertise with psychedelics, from taking magic mushrooms on the seashore together with his buddies (which Rodgers known as top-of-the-line days of his life) to his expertise ingesting ayahuasca. Right here’s a clip from the interview:
Rodgers talks about going to Machu Picchu with ex-girlfriend Danica Patrick simply earlier than the beginning of the pandemic. After climbing the mountain, Rodgers took ayahuasca and had a robust psychedelic expertise.
Rodgers talked about how psychedelics helped his psychological well being:
We discuss a lot about psychological well being. Marshawn Lynch had a traditional retirement press convention speaking about taking good care of your mentals. We discuss a lot about psychological well being, and to me one of many core tenants of your psychological well being is self love. That’s what ayahuasca did for me. It helped me see the way to unconditionally love myself. It’s solely in that unconditional self love that I’m really in a position to unconditionally love others. What higher technique to work on my psychological well being than to have an expertise like that. The best reward I may give my teammates is to indicate up and be somebody who can mannequin unconditional like to them. Clearly it’s essential I play effectively and present up and lead all that stuff. However they gained’t care about what you say till they know the way a lot you care.
Rodgers mentioned taking ayahuasca felt like having “100 completely different palms on my physique.” The uncomfortable side effects of taking it embrace shedding management of your bowels and throwing up in every single place, which Marcus mentioned just isn’t inaccurate. In case you are an Aaron Rodgers hater, at the least that’s a cheerful visible.
Whereas Rodgers spews loads of rubbish, having a psychedelic expertise in an try to enhance one’s psychological well being is likely one of the extra cheap issues he’s mentioned lately. He may must have one other mind-altering journey this 12 months with out Davante Adams round. For as useful as psychedelics will be some folks, throwing passes to arguably the most effective extensive receiver within the league is a bit more sensible in case you’re an NFL quarterback.