We grow up absorbing all kinds of information from our parents, the schooling system, and media preferences. We blindly believe this and apply it to our lives, until we encounter situations that cause us to start challenging these beliefs. At which point, we have two options: to either stay ignorant or to question what we have been told.
Taking time to analyze some of these old beliefs you hold onto will greatly aid your personal growth. There is no harm in doing your own research to understand more in depth, which in turn will bring clarity. Learning is lifelong. The more you learn, the more you grow. But the more you learn, the more your old beliefs will be brought up for evaluation. For every new belief, one/few must die. Destroy and rebuild.
Read. It is important to feed your mind with challenging content. Content that will stretch your mind to think in ways it has not previously structured toward. What are you currently reading? Does it inspire/challenge you in any way? You can even re-read old books and learn something new. Some books contain numerous gems that will not be picked up on during the first read. If you are going to splurge on anything, I would recommend you splurge on books. This is a great investment. This also enhances your critical thinking.
Debate. Who doesn’t love a good healthy debate? I would only suggest doing this with an open-minded, non-egotistical individual, lol. Different perspectives are shared during a debate, which makes it a wonderful way to learn something you did not previously know.
Travel. One of the reasons I love traveling so much is because when you visit a country you're learning about the people and their culture for yourself. You can't always rely on the media to show a true representation of some countries.So, it's best to find out for yourself. Soak up as much culture as you can and talk to locals.