You can not say that you are not influenced.
Today knowlege is out in the open for everyone.
Even if you try to not take in too much.
Television, radio, newspaper, internet
and people around you.
You can not completely snap out of it.
It is your own decision what you do with all the
information that is passing by all the time.
You can go with the flow, you can go against it,
work with it.
make up your mind.