Just in case you have a slightest of doubt in your head that you are the sole authority who control most of the things in your life, then let me tell you, you don’t!
You don’t even realize how just a series of images in a shopping mall make you behave differently. How just asking a question on your race, creed, age, etc. can have a severe effect on your performance – in an exam, interview, or the like.
And to top it off, you just don’t know that it has happened.
Most of the time, you’re in an automatic mode. Automatically doing things and later thinking that “that was what I wanted to do and hence I did it.” No, you automated piece of awesomeness, you didn’t! :3