I am fascinated by people and the way they think—individually and collectively. So I’m not just a junior league anthropologist, I’m also a wannabe psychoanalyst.
The impact of the Coronavirus on the world in 2020 has taught me a lot about the human psyche. It has also helped me confirm a very important theory based on Freudian psychology and the differences between Italian and Anglo cultures.
Years ago, among friends, I expounded a radical idea that Italians were oral and Anglos, anal. Challenged by my friends, I defended my position, “Hey, we’ve all traveled… You’ve seen Anglo toilets? They bowl out widely so you can easily inspect your, uh, output.”