Ep 7 On Questioning and Projecting

January 16, 2023

I was just thinking about something I recorded. I was talking about some of my own language and what it means. Two words or phrases I was talking about were the tyranny of choice and filters. Another one popped into my mind and it’s a negative question. Negative questioning is probably just a simpler way of saying projecting.

It’s funny, projecting is a word I learned late in life. I was probably about 40 and I was working in Italy. I was working under Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole at Gucci when I found a loophole in the Italian law that said that you could be granted a leave of absence for up to one year with the guarantee of a job upon your return. I felt like I had won the lottery the second I realized that I could ask for a leave of absence. It would be my way to create a sabbatical and limit the risk. I had been divorced for not even two years and I didn’t have a lot of money, but I was longing to sort of make a change. I had been in Italy for over 15 years but I didn’t have enough money to just walk away from my job. This Italian law that I found was the perfect opportunity.

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