It's a while since I read it, but as far as I can remember, Gulliver became completely disillusioned with the human race and even his family and saw much more nobility in the horse race that he met.
Gulliver's Travels was never meant to be a children's book - it was a satire of the times Swift lived in which still works pretty much for today.
Look, you've got it all wrong! You don't NEED to follow ME, You don't NEED to follow ANYBODY! You've got to think for your selves! You're ALL individuals!
Yes! We're all individuals!