You came into this world, the physical existence with Orginal Programming.
That Original Program was overwritten with new programming brought about societal influences on your environment. It was easy to overwrite your original programming because as a child, your mind starts in a purely programmable or downloadable state.
This means your environmental influences, during this time, control you and the way you operate, outweighing your original programming because your Independence or autonomy is established later in early childhood.
With this Independence, though, you are now exercising it based on the overwritten program given to you by your environmental influences, not your original programming. It isn’t until you become aware and begin regaining your original programming that can your Independence be influenced by it.