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Why the Victim Mindset is Seductive

Walk-Ins Welcome Episode #290
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Andrew Boryga sits down with Bridget to discuss his book Victim, a satire about a hustler from the Bronx who sees through the veneer of diversity initiatives and decides to cash in on the weaponization of identity politics. They talk about his journey as a writer, how the book changed over the 10 years it took to write, the evolution of the novel's main character, the idea of people playing on their victim status for personal gain and sympathy, and his motivations for tackling themes of victimhood, diversity, and resilience. They cover his experience writing at the New York Times, being asked to write a certain type of story about his trauma and oppression over and over again, why he'd rather talk about the class differences than racial differences, parenting in a tech-driven world, managing work-life balance, and what becoming a dad changed about the way he approached his writing.

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Bridget Phetasy admires grit and authenticity. On Walk-Ins Welcome, she talks about the beautiful failures and frightening successes of her own life and the lives of her guests. She doesn’t conduct interviews—she has conversations. Conversations with real people about the real struggle and will remind you that we can laugh in pain and cry in joy but there’s no greater mistake than hiding from it all. By embracing it all, and celebrating it with the stories she’ll bring listeners, she believes that our lowest moments can be the building blocks for our eventual fulfillment.

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Bridget Phetasy admires grit and authenticity. On Walk-Ins Welcome, she talks about the beautiful failures and frightening successes of her own life and the lives of her guests.