Quite normally the whole career of a child is established by…
“ A preclear will have discovered roles up and down the time track which interested people and he will be trying to occupy these roles in order to increase his own havingness. If you were to ask a preclear:
‘What were your parents interested in?’ he would eventually recover from the very things from which he is suffering.
“ Quite normally the whole career of a child is established by the things in which his mother is interested. And the child will try to be those things in which his mother was interested if his mother’s attention and interest in him has been slight. Here is the complete backbone of orientation-points and symbols. If the orientation-point is interested, the symbols are interesting. When one can no longer be an orientation-point, he of course becomes a symbol and tries to get interest from the orientation- point. The basic orientation-points in a family are the parents or grandparents and the symbol is the child.”
L. Ron Hubbard
The Creation of Human Ability, page 159.