As a teenager, Daniel wasn’t cool. A friend suggested he start going by Dan.
In college, Dan majored in art. His roommate told him girls want a guy with prospects, so he switched to business.
After graduation, Dan landed a job, and women finally began to take notice. But when his company let him go, so did his girlfriend.
Dan eked out a living but eventually went broke and found himself in a homeless camp. The others there welcomed him warmly. They called him Daniel.