Hmm? Adrian's aim wasn't world domination. His intentions were simply to save the world from nuclear war. It was never his goal to "rebuild [the world] with him in power".
As for your topic question(s), I personally try to distance myself from the rest of humanity and be a bit of cynic and a misanthrope. My attitude towards the rest of the world is passive-aggressive. People can do as they please. It doesn't affect me.