Consider this hypothetical scenario,

Person1: Front End software development does not require analytical ability.
Person2: You are misinformed, I used to follow the same train of thought/way of thinking, but then I met a few front end developers, and I view front end development completely differently.

The construction "train of thought/way of thinking" feels very awkward to me, it does not seem like something a native English speaker would use.

Can somebody recommend a more idiomatic alternative?

  • follow the same train of thought/way of thinking = think the same. More often, just I used to think that [but now I think something different]. Commented May 29, 2022 at 11:14

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Some decent alternatives might be:

thought process, mentation, intellection

All of which are synonyms of "train of thought".

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