The propaganda I give you is called a narrative. Pay attention to my narrative which I make up for my own power reasons. But you don't have to succumb to that, it's very easy to avoid it. just don't pay attention.
Paying attention to facts is not enough, you have to understand the facts, you know which ones to look for and which ones are relevant otherwise you just get drowned in meaningless data. You have to be able to pick out what is significant – a framework of analysis. You have to have people to interact with, to form your ideas, to try out your own ideas.
These are the ways of gaining the kind of perspective and understanding which allows you to interpret the complex data that the world presents. This is true for anyone. There are no formulas for that, you have to use your common sense.