You are Probably Living Under the Influence and Don't Even Know It
Most people aren't aware that they're living under the influence of something even though we all are. We like to believe that we are making our own choices but that is rarely the case.
Every child lives under the influence of their parents, and most of them grew up and never question it. As adults, we live under a multitude of influences like culture, neighbors, religions, and the list doesn't stop there. That isn't even taking into account the substances that might cause us to live under their specific influence for a relatively short time.
Everything we've ever lived under the influence of is going to require some effort to recover from, and that is a noble use of our time. Simply recognizing that you see the world through the filter of these influences will give you the strength to question them, and that is a huge step toward recovering yourself.
I love you,