You base your “truth” on what you learn from the people around you and the experiences you have. There’s no filter or analytical ability. The information and the messages you absorb get immediately lodged in your subconscious mind in their simple, innocent, emotional form.
Thanks for this Patricia! It's up to us to resolve the toxicity of our parents and not waiting for someone else to save us, here a book that reminds me what you have write: Toxic Parents from Susan Forward!