My, OH, my, peeples......this question should garner some great (and varied) replies.....GOOD one!!
Many of my views have changed. Some, drastically, others, perhaps only enough to make a positive difference in my life.
Far too often, holding on, stubbornly and/or irrationally, to a particular view/belief of an issue, causes the most harm, to the person holding on. An Open mind, is a beautiful thing. Combine this, with the ability to be flexible (NOT gullible) and you've given yourself permission to think and act INDEPENDENTLY, use your own brain, common sense and awareness of the world.
We should never stop asking, "Why," and spreading our wings, to search for answers. There simply is NOT ONE WAY, FOR ONE REASON, AT ANY GIVEN POINT, FOR ALL. Narrow mindedness causes more conflict, heartache and destruction, than simply paying attention and LISTENING. Our multitude of experiences, throughout a lifetime, should make this so very clear and vital to us, don't you think?
As for one major or particular view I may have hung on to for far too long, before seeing the light?.......I would agree 100% with MizBejabbers....."Religion/Spirituality" and "Political Stands."......and further agree with her comment that the 2 may just go hand-in-hand.......It "evolves" within, needing very little effort.
I might add....that in BOTH of these situations, the majority and strongest of those views, are forced-fed from birth.....similar to silent brainwashing.
One day, at least as it happened for me.....you literally WAKE-UP, and say, "Wait a minute.....I think I may have been lied to....misdirected.....been blinded by a whole lot of empty rhetoric and ridiculously staunch .....ah...."BULL." Perhaps I should use my OWN gifts, to check this out.
I believe that "Thinking out-of-the-box," means: Step away from what may not be so RIGHT, after all....turn away from subtle ignorance and into a powerfully personal education.