few of us thought to deal

meliss

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Hi, I do not understand why this "thought to deal" here, just dealt would be clear, wouldn't it? Thank you.
"I feel the sexual revolution that exploded several years ago was in one way a good thing. We were moving away from Victorian hypocrisy. ... However, few of us thought to deal with what Roza Lamont, founder of the Self-Communication Institute, calls “Mama’s God.” Whatever your mother taught you about God when you were three years old is still there in your subconscious mind UNLESS you have done some conscious work to release it." (You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay)
 

emsr2d2

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I would find "few of us thought of dealing with ..." more natural. However, "to think to do something" means "consider doing something".
 
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