my beliefs, aspirations and goals in life are nothing like my parents at all. I love my parents, but I am nothing like them. my views have been independently formed. I live in a city where socialism is the norm, businessmen are seen as evil and any kind of assertiveness, ambition or self confidence is wrong. no, I am not a 45 year old self made millionaire yet, but I know what I believe, why I believe it and what I want out of life. don't you EVER tell me that my beliefs or actions are a result of my environment or my parents!!!