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

Ashley Kellers
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2 years ago

There's a sadness in this comment that only those who can relate will know.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago (edited)

Maybe not all children deserve the parents they get either.

athornedrose
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2 years ago

louder for the "parents" in the back

Noez 🇸🇪
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2 years ago

Fkn true.

Janet Allison
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2 years ago

Amen to this!

frederic eeckman
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2 years ago

It's funny because it made me realize that a child without parents is still a child, but parents without a child are not parents !

Pradeep M
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2 years ago

Um, what about Damien ???

Gabby M
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2 years ago

1 million Up Votes!!!

PEYTON SCHOONOVER
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5 months ago

That's kinda sad lol

Valerie Leung
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1 year ago

Woah

Victoria Rey Piuma
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2 years ago

Very true

Just saying
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2 years ago

Very well said!!

Josurf
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2 years ago

oh soooooo true.... there should be a licence before getting children....

Bob Beltcher
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2 years ago

Some parents need to be slapped for behaving worse than their kids.

FortnitePlayerGirl
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2 years ago

Wow. Whoever thought this is Aristotle reincarnated.

HOW ABOUT ℕ𝕆
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2 years ago

cheers to that

T Rex King
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2 years ago

XD i see what you did there

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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* ♥

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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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#8

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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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