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Here are 18 of the most brilliant 'shower thoughts' shared by one guy over the course of a year

The phrase "shower thought" began appearing in the public lexicon somewhere after the turn of the century. Know Your Meme traces it back to around 2004 and its first appearance on Urban Dictionary was in 2009 when Mr. Kageka submitted an entry for "showerthought," defining it as "an idea, thought or concept" that comes during part of a "morning routine."

They're defined on Reddit's popular "Shower Thoughts" forum as "miniature epiphanies you have that highlight the oddities within the familiar."

These thoughts seem to seep into our consciousness when we're doing a mundane task that doesn't require too much thought but allows our mind to wander, like when we're taking a shower or brushing our teeth.


During these routine moments, the prefrontal cortex relaxes and your mind goes on autopilot, giving all of the bizarre brilliance we've subconsciously stored the chance to express itself.



For some of us, the thoughts come and go, we may smile a bit and then get on with our day. Others believe it's their duty to share their shower thoughts with the world and they post them on Reddit.

Here are some of the more amusing recent entries:

"Somebody is probably mad at you for taking away their username," —chizhi1234

"People that fake having a mental disorder clearly have one," —UltimaBahamut93

"If you simply carry a mug with you, you'll look like you belong anywhere," —Peanutbuttered

"The generations in their older 20s and early 30s that vehemently hate TikTok is the beginning of millennials beginning to hate everything that young people do," —crackshotslapshot

"Dryer lint is the average color of your clothes," —Tragouls

A TokTokker by the name of @doublejynx has taken things a step further and recorded videos of himself coming up with shower thoughts every day for 365 days. In every video he shares a few of them, so he's come up with more than a thousand over the course of the year.

His true brilliance is being able to have so many when it's impossible to force yourself to have a shower thought. They come out of nowhere like a beautiful breeze or the sound of birds chirping.

Here are 18 of his best videos. Take a look at the entire post because there are some hidden gems in there.

"You might have made a decision that saved your life, without knowing it."

@doublejynx

Day 265 of 365 shower thoughts - THE LAST 100 DAYS

"If he wanted to, Jeff Bezos could technically be Santa for a very large portion of the world."

@doublejynx

Day 338 of 365 shower thoughts

"If you add every number in existence, you'll just get zero."

@doublejynx

Day 317 of 365 shower thoughts

"You can still see for a short time after being beheaded."

@doublejynx

day 1 no.2?


"Every decision you've ever had led you to me."

@doublejynx

Day 365. Thanks everyone for the incredible support over the year, here’s some of my favourite shower thoughts READ COMMENTS

"There is a small percentage of rain that is made up of your tears."

@doublejynx

Day 358 of 365 shower thoughts

"You could be wearing the clothes you die in."

@doublejynx

Day 352 of 365 shower thoughts


"Why are there sidewalks in the movie Cars?"

@doublejynx

Day 234 of 365 shower thoughts

"Your reflection is always slightly younger than you."

@doublejynx

Day 320 of 365 shower thoughts @nathanwalsh44451

"Everything you do could be the last time you do it."

@doublejynx

Day 311 of 365 shower thoughts

"You are traveling at least 1,000 miles per hour right now."

@doublejynx

Day 305 of 365 shower thoughts


"Every human in history has looked at the same sun you have."

@doublejynx

Day 302 of 365 shower thoughts

"What would happen if the atoms of a person somehow rejoined in the same exact way after they died?"

@doublejynx

Day 302 of 365 shower thoughts

"Greek mythology was the Marvel Cinematic Universe of the ancient times."

@doublejynx

Day 278 of 365 shower thoughts

"There's a waterfall of poo in every skyscraper."

@doublejynx

Day 271 of 365 shower thoughts

"Ghosts aren't very effective against blind people."

@doublejynx

Day 263 of 365 shower thoughts

"We've woken up thousands of times and are still not used to it."

@doublejynx

Day 256 of 365 shower thoughts

"The older you get, the less people will attend your funeral."

@doublejynx

Day 251 of 365 shower thoughts #foryou #showerthoughts #deepthoughts #mindblown

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We can all be part of the giving movement

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We all know that small acts of kindness can turn into something big, but does that apply to something as small as a pair of socks?

Yes, it turns out. More than you might think.

A fresh pair of socks is a simple comfort easily taken for granted for most, but for individuals experiencing homelessness—they are a rare commodity. Currently, more than 500,000 people in the U.S. are experiencing homelessness on any given night. Being unstably housed—whether that’s couch surfing, living on the streets, or somewhere in between—often means rarely taking your shoes off, walking for most if not all of the day, and having little access to laundry facilities. And since shelters are not able to provide pre-worn socks due to hygienic reasons, that very basic need is still not met, even if some help is provided. That’s why socks are the #1 most requested clothing item in shelters.

homelessness, bombasSocks are a simple comfort not everyone has access to

When the founders of Bombas, Dave Heath and Randy Goldberg, discovered this problem, they decided to be part of the solution. Using a One Purchased = One Donated business model, Bombas helps provide not only durable, high-quality socks, but also t-shirts and underwear (the top three most requested clothing items in shelters) to those in need nationwide. These meticulously designed donation products include added features intended to offer comfort, quality, and dignity to those experiencing homelessness.

Over the years, Bombas' mission has grown into an enormous movement, with more than 75 million items donated to date and a focus on providing support and visibility to the organizations and people that empower these donations. These are the incredible individuals who are doing the hard work to support those experiencing —or at risk of—homelessness in their communities every day.

Folks like Shirley Raines, creator of Beauty 2 The Streetz. Every Saturday, Raines and her team help those experiencing homelessness on Skid Row in Los Angeles “feel human” with free makeovers, haircuts, food, gift bags and (thanks to Bombas) fresh socks. 500 pairs, every week.

beauty 2 the streetz, skid row laRaines is out there helping people feel their beautiful best

Or Director of Step Forward David Pinson in Cincinnati, Ohio, who offers Bombas donations to those trying to recover from addiction. Launched in 2009, the Step Forward program encourages participation in community walking/running events in order to build confidence and discipline—two major keys to successful rehabilitation. For each marathon, runners are outfitted with special shirts, shoes—and yes, socks—to help make their goals more achievable.

step forward, helping homelessness, homeless non profitsRunning helps instill a sense of confidence and discipline—two key components of successful recovery

Help even reaches the Front Street Clinic of Juneau, Alaska, where Casey Ploof, APRN, and David Norris, RN give out free healthcare to those experiencing homelessness. Because it rains nearly 200 days a year there, it can be very common for people to get trench foot—a very serious condition that, when left untreated, can require amputation. Casey and Dave can help treat trench foot, but without fresh, clean socks, the condition returns. Luckily, their supply is abundant thanks to Bombas. As Casey shared, “people will walk across town and then walk from the valley just to come here to get more socks.”

step forward clinic, step forward alaska, homelessness alaskaWelcome to wild, beautiful and wet Alaska!

The Bombas Impact Report provides details on Bombas’s mission and is full of similar inspiring stories that show how the biggest acts of kindness can come from even the smallest packages. Since its inception in 2013, the company has built a network of over 3,500 Giving Partners in all 50 states, including shelters, nonprofits and community organizations dedicated to supporting our neighbors who are experiencing- or at risk- of homelessness.

Their success has proven that, yes, a simple pair of socks can be a helping hand, an important conversation starter and a link to humanity.

You can also be a part of the solution. Learn more and find the complete Bombas Impact Report by clicking here.

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