When I was a kid, and often now, I felt ugly and different.

Not just for my looks.

But my thoughts, the things that I was interested in that other kids weren’t.

My beliefs.

And, of course, acne, braces, glasses, wild hair, unathletic, didn’t care about sports, was bullied.

I loved TV for often giving me an escape. I wanted to talk to my TV and climb into its world.

And I guess I still do.

This advice came out in 1965… and it’s still so important for all of us to hear.

All I’ll say is… Herman Munster is wise beyond his years.




James Altucher is the author of the bestselling book Choose Yourself, editor at The Altucher Report and host of the popular podcast, The James Altucher Show, which takes you beyond business and entrepreneurship by exploring what it means to be human and achieve well-being in a world that is increasingly complicated. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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