We all have our own shower routine some of us like jamming out and busting out our karaoke skills while others like to take the time to reflect - and judging by the subreddit thread shower thoughts, there is some profound thinking that goes on between suds.

According to the group, a shower idea is "a miniature epiphany that makes the mundane more interesting. Maybe it's all the head scrubbing that knocks out these interesting thoughts, but if you are searching for life's meaning, the answer may be underneath your shower head." Scroll down below to check out more of these soapy epiphanies, and don't forget to upvote these genius ideas!

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Being_Cori
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2 years ago

i totally .. completely agree with this

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While a lot of good and weird thoughts do come to us in the shower a 'shower thought' doesn't have to occur in the shower. The term has come to mean any idea you get while perform a mundane activity. Studies have shown that these epiphany moments usually occur in one of the 3 Bs - bathtub, bed or bus. Washington University psychologist R. Keith Sawyer, author of the new book Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation explains: "When we take time off from working on a problem, we change what we're doing and our context, and that can activate different areas of our brain. If the answer wasn't in the part of the brain we were using, it might be in another. If we're lucky, in the next context we may hear or see something that relates—distantly—to the problem that we had temporarily put aside.

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Martti Laurson
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2 years ago

I'll drink to that :D

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Daria B
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2 years ago (edited)

That's true. So, people, do not feel discouraged to speak that language you've been trying to learn recently! Practice makes perfect, once your skills get better, you're the one with the last laugh! *laughing in Spanish* ♥

Anne
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2 years ago

So, jajaja? :)

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Momo Skarsgård
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2 years ago

I get made fun of for my accent and corrected. It used to bother but now I just ask them, how many languages can you speak? And shut it down real quick. Lmao

Ozacoter
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2 years ago

I am learning my fourth lenguage and the natives here dont care at all.For them its only important that my acent and vocabulary is not good enough in their lenguage :(

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Danish Dynomummy
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2 years ago

In School I learned English, advanced Spanish, German, Swedish and Norwegian and I always got good Grades. I thought I was slayin' it at this language-thing, until I went to Spain - and litterally no one understood what I was saying! What the Hell did they teach me?!??

Pradeep M
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2 years ago

Practice would make you better.Got 99% in my high school french. But I struggled at the beginning when I tried to converse with people who were fluent. Over time it becomes easier.

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Blue Cicada
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2 years ago

When students pick on the "foreign kid", I remind the class that the one who is struggling with the second, or frequently third, language is doing so much better than the rest of us who only know one language!

2-10-11
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2 years ago

It means they can speak a second language, that's knowledge, not intelligence, there is a difference

Momo Skarsgård
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2 years ago

Actually studies have shown that people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. Look it up, whoever wrote more knowledgeable had it wrong.

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Mama Panda
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2 years ago

So then I should feel good about myself for learning the swear words first? I am a multilinguistic then? Yay me!

Nikki Felix
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2 years ago

This couldn't be more true. I moved to a city a few years ago, where a lot of people speak Spanish since we are on the border of Mexico. I know no Spanish at all (trying to learn!) but I get a lot of people at work that speak broken English and it's hard for me to understand them. In my mind, I'm always wondering HOW, how they do it learning a 2nd language because for the life of me I just can't do it! I am strugggggling, so I'm always super impressed. My husband is bilingual and he never ceases to amaze me because of it! I think I rely on him too much to translate for me instead of me trying to figure it out on my own XD

DarkLumiya
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2 years ago

try speaking 3 and mixing them up sometimes and remember the words in the wrong language when you need for a different language you don't feel so smart then

Victoria Rey Piuma
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2 years ago

Yes or you forget what it's called in all the languages!

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pseudosapien
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2 years ago

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Janine Randall
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2 years ago

That's why I don't get it when people get all nasty at others speaking another language to each other, but when needed, they can turn around and speak English very well. I envy those who can speak 2 languages or more. I've put myself in the position to try and learn Spanish, as most of those trying to learn English, by watching TV. I don't know how they did it!! Anyway, the snottines and superior attitude those have against people who are bi-lingual amazes me.

Ms Phit
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2 years ago

An accent means that you're someone who has been on adventures and added spice to your language!!. I learned Italian at 30, after struggling to study French and Spanish in school. Love was the catalyst...my husband was struggling to learn English and once we met, it was obvious that we were going to need both languages! 23 years later... he's fluent in English and I'm reasonably capable in Italian (we spend most of our time in the US so I don't get much practice other than a few weeks a year)

Victoria Rey Piuma
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2 years ago (edited)

Ok, for me this falls more in the common knowledge than the epiphany category though. But maybe that's because I live in Europe and three hours driving away there are already different languages

Slune
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2 years ago

I believe in any language you are speaking it doesn't matter about the accent, more important is that you have to say something. The content is what counts. If you're talking trash without accent,who cares what you say!

Dorothy Parker
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2 years ago

Wha? I never think they sound less intelligent for speaking broken English. I'm pretty much always impressed that they've learned any of this very difficult and arbitrary tongue.

wacky jack 100
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2 years ago

Yeah I am still learning Spanish and have high marks but still only know very basic elements

HOW ABOUT ℕ𝕆
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2 years ago

hmmmm makes sense

Mimi
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2 years ago

Good thought !

Joel Blazquez Sargatal
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2 years ago

I am not sure about "more knowledgeable than most". I actually think than people that only speak one language are a minority. Many places have regional languages and/or dialects. Few places have only one language and lack the resources (or will) to learn another

SirWriteALot
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2 years ago

Never apologize when you speak or write another language imperfectly.

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

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Mother language is the best language.

Daria B
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2 years ago

Depends.

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A lot of funny shower thoughts are silly more than profound, but some famous discoveries have come between scrubs. In 1990 NASA scientists were trying to fix the lenses of the Hubble telescope while it was already in orbit. The engineer on the project Jim Crocker was taking a shower in a German hotel and noticed that the European-style shower was mounted on adjustable rods. That's when it hit him - Hubble's small mirrors could be extended into the telescope if they were mounted in a similar way on folding arms. You never know when clever ideas will hit!

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kasa alex
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2 years ago

Hahaha the imagery this evokes

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kasa alex
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2 years ago

I love this- castles made of sand

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What is it about the shower that makes it the perfect environment to think? Our brain releases its best ideas when dopamine is triggered, which can occur during a warm shower. At the same time we are in a relaxed state and thus more likely to reflect inward. Lastly we are distracted. Activities like washing the dishes or washing ourselves are so automatic that it give our brain a break and allows our subconscious time to play in a more creative way.

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Kristy P
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2 years ago

Downton Webby

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Noez 🇸🇪
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2 years ago

Ooh I like this one!

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Wanda Queen
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2 years ago

And for that I love them.

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kasa alex
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2 years ago

Omg this has really got me thinking now...has there been anytime where I've almost died but just had no idea?

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

when being a parent you don't realize that watching your kid grow up, you are also growing up with them.

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

Amen!

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Martti Laurson
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2 years ago

not for their entertainment. They are just picking the court fool for the queen

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Dodger
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2 years ago

theres a fine line between condoning the bad and encouraging self esteem sometimes

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The Girl on Fire
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2 years ago

I have literally never heard that phrase before in my life. Is it common?

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KrisF
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2 years ago

I think they are forgetting his 5th year...

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

did they vaxx the 11 babies? hope they did....

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Stevie B
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2 years ago

Instead of just in the airport, if should be right next to security. That way, "here is your pile of stuff not allowed on the plane, but it all fits in the flat rate box, so we can mail it home for you for $29.95." USPSTSA employees.

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Sreenath
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2 years ago

The odd looking theory!

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Wanda Queen
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2 years ago

Yes. We also lack that "aw, that'll never happen to me" filter.

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Hobbit Girly
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2 years ago

Keeping up with the Olympians

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Luna Lovegood
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2 years ago

😮 I'm jealous now

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Noez 🇸🇪
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2 years ago

They must mean norwegians... /Swede

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Noez 🇸🇪
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2 years ago

Good robots 😘

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Nguyen Khoi
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2 years ago

Witches’ fantasy wars...I will pay to watch this in cinema.

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

This is pretty funny.

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Merps
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2 years ago

Yep

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A Rose Among Thorns
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2 years ago

I would gladly take Antarctica over the US.

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Wanda Queen
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2 years ago

I remember catching my reflection in my daughters eye when she was little and thinking I looked awful, then realizing she thought I hung the moon, anyway. ;)

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Kiss Army
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2 years ago (edited)

We just looked at the street view of my husband's parent's house as we are getting ready to sell it after his parents both passed away and the picture has his dad sitting out on the porch like he used to like to do. It was a special surprise.

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

"3, 2, 1"

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