When I was 13 I discovered my mom named me after a Tom Cruise character.
There’s two explanations. Either she knew I was destined to sell out, or she wanted to proactively punish me for being the least talented sibling.
Before grad school, I worked in sales.
Hearing the word ‘no’ so often really helped ease the transition.
If you want more info on that sort of thing, here’s the rest of my resume.
The Earth is round. Change my mind: