Your thoughts are not you.
Your thoughts may not even originate from you.
Thoughts come and go.
Some are bad. “I want to hurt/kill/rape that person!” Don’t be hard on yourself because of them.
Some are good. “I want to save the world!” Don’t take too much credit for those. 😉
Some thoughts we hold on to. We label those our ideas. Our beliefs.
Some people cling to their ideas without questioning whether those ideas help them or hurt them.
Some people share their ideas.
Some to control others.
Some to improve the world.