I wouldn't say we are addicted to our thoughts, maybe we have strong views on certain things. Like girls should not go out late in the evenings, boys should not argue with elders in a loud voice, junior staff should not talk to us or overtake us, we should let things as it is rather than try doing new things. Some elders at home do not like married women speaking jovially to other men, this is not their thought process, it is their view on the subject of how married women should speak to strangers. Our thoughts depend on our experience, upbringing, maturity and emotional well being. Sometimes our thoughts are influenced by the bias we have about a particular event, the enviornment we are in and the context in which the subject is being discussed. It is difficult to change our views overnight, it takes time and rationale thinking and explanations to slowly change our views.