From your father you learn the things you must do.
From your mother you learn who you are.
(And for those who had terrible mothers just remember that the maternal DNA in everyone’s blood connects you to ALL the women in your ancestry, going back 20 million years. The paternal DNA is only found in men. Maternal is in both men and women.
So in a way the physical nature of your existence in this lifetime is just a small part of your essence. Remember, in the long linkages back in time ,your DNA also has all the wonderful mothers who helped your line survive and thrive. Thus you being born testifies to your innate goodness. This is all part of the maternal DNA inside your genes.)