Are We Unaware of our Childhood Programing?

Consider the following statement:

A person’s persona is a reflection of the expectations placed on them by their family of origin.

The tragedy here is not that we were programmed to act or believe in a certain way. Rather, the tragedy exists only if we are unaware of these foundational beliefs and don’t make the effort to reassess how we see the world and our place in it based on an honest look at our actual experiences.

When did you come to realize something specific from your upbringing was affecting your reality now? Did this realization help you to bring personal perspective?