Nicely written, and I mostly agree with your point. However, you really should have gone deeper to your thoughts. It’s fine to look up for others, and to learn from them. It’s fine to learn by reading, listening and knowing others’ experiences. After all, we don’t live alone, and it would be shame to ignore the exsiting knowlednge. Yet, you are right by saying we shouldn’t rely on others. We should always try, and if something we know doesn’t work, look for another way, that fits our belifes. There is a way to stay us, while being affected by others.