“If you don’t know who you truly are, you’ll never know what you really want.” - Roy T Bennett
Just think about all those big or small incidents or experiences that have had a huge impact on your psyche right from your childhood till this very moment. These experiences have shaped you to become who you are right now. Psychology says till you are about 7 years old, you’ve already picked up all the ideas and values that will shape your entire course of life (unless you decide to do something about it, consciously). So, the motive behind this question is - to ensure that you are living a life that is true to yourself and not a product of your childhood traumas or your parents’ ignorance. And even if you discover that your life is indeed a product of someone else’s unconscious actions, you being in touch with this reality is an important step towards your transformation.