How far away from the tree did you really drop? When I was a kid I always said - "I will never be like my father - ever!" But strangely as I get older I see a lot of myself in him. The way I see things, react to things, go about doing things, thought patterns. Am I turning into my father? Not completely, but I see what parts of myself I got from him and my mother. Some I have consciously tried to eradicate. I guess I just haven't been able to escape all that family wierdness. This only is worse when other relatives or friends comment how similar we are at family functions. Ughh. Has anybody else had similar experiences? Or discovered that you really didn't drop that far away from the tree contrary to what you believed or wanted?