The ‘real you’ is a myth – we constantly create false memories to achieve the identity we want|Giuliana Mazzoni

...it turns out that identity is often not a truthful representation of who we are anyway – even if we have an intact memory. Research shows that we don’t actually access and use all available memories when creating personal narratives. It is becoming increasingly clear that, at any given moment, we unawarely tend to choose and pick what to remember.