This is overly depressive. No pwning has been done. Attempts have been seen though. Go continue believing you can express power in your own way, dismissing the lessons learned by the experts. Good luck.
People are portraying themselves as too much of an individualist. Really, if person named Blaise Pascal has inspired you, and you've wanted in part to follow in his footprints (even if not for the most part), then that person is a role model for you, for all the important measures.
Responses to this thread seem to indicate an abnormally high proportion of original thinkers, which I believe is not the case.
Most the people who think that they don't have "role models" think of it because of dismissing Britney Spears.
Then they talk of Albert Einstein in good manner.
People of all kinds neglect the kind of influence that other people have on them.
People standardly reject the affect of commercials on them.
In standardized studies, the effect of commercials have been found to be quite much more than the people have suspected.
I'm hoping that the kind of "independence" of the people in here isn't just as paper-thin as that.
I've worked in the marketing business for years.
"yes, I'm not at all affected by commercials. I think on my own. That's why I select Saab/Pepsi/AT&T/whatever."