I often go along with what the people around me are saying. It’s not necessarily that I agree with them or that I don’t, I just prefer to go along with them. It’s not that I am being influenced by them or even being ‘under the thumb’ about a particular subject. It’s just the way I am.
My biggest problem is probably also my greatest asset. I can see arguments from both sides. Pretty much always. Unless something has actually hurt me, then I can be pretty unbiased about things, so much so, it infuriates other people.
When I first started watching Formula 1, I could see the arguments from both sides. Yes, Schumacher is winning everything, but that’s just because Ferrari are too good. Eventually, you have to pick a side, otherwise you spend your life sitting on the fence. So, I chose to go against Schumacher, partly because Mr C thinks that way, partly because it was against the grain to think that way, and partly because it was the more fun option.
So I like to think I am not influenced by what other people think, but just that I am incapable of making my own decisions.