Many Attribute Unhappy Childhood to Current Success

An unhappy childhood is the ideal preparation for the brutal new normal of the job market.

For many famous and just as many ordinary people, the unhappy childhood was the No. 1 factor in their success. Examples include Jon Hamm, who plays Don Draper in 'Mad Men.' The show's creator, Matthew Weiner, saw Hamm's wounds and knew he had found the actor who would go the distance in the part.