07/17/2013 06:02 pm ET

Amy Poehler: 'Part Of Growing Up Is Separating From Your Parents' Views' (VIDEO)

Watching the news can be confusing. With so much information out there, it's difficult to tell what's really the truth -- and how to figure out your own opinions when it comes to controversial subjects. Luckily, Amy Poehler can relate.

In her latest "Ask Amy" video for her Smart Girls series, a reader named Bobby asked Amy how we can really learn what's going on in the world (despite what our parents may tell us) and how we can also learn from each other.

Amy advised Bobby to embrace his curiosity. "As you grow older, you start to define what you care about, and you define your idea of justice and fairness and love and friendship," explains Amy. "And part of growing up is separating from your parents' views and looking at them individually as your own, and deciding which ones you want to keep and what one you maybe want to discard."

Watch in the video above.

Ultimately, the more you educate yourself, the more knowledgeable you'll become, which gives you the power to potentially change people's minds -- or be open to letting them change yours.

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