173 Shower Thoughts That'll Definitely Have You Standing In One Place Thinking About Them All Day

    "It’s likely that over 99% of trees that you look at will be still here when you’re dead."

    We all know the main purpose of showers is hygiene, but showers are also an opportunity to sing (well or poorly), cry (everyone does it, let's be honest), and ponder life's profound questions. We've all had something pop into our heads in the shower and stay there the rest of the day.

    Man in a wet, sheer shirt standing solemnly in a tiled room

    In fact, there's a whole community on Reddit called r/ShowerThoughts where people share their funny, moving, and sometimes downright perplexing shower thoughts. Here's a long list of the best ones.

    1. "Every hollow chocolate bunny is carrying a pocket of air from somewhere else in the world."

    u/vinbullet

    2. "Water is really what a rainbow tastes like."

    u/SplungerPlunger

    3. "Some stranger somewhere still remembers you because you were kind to them when no one else was."

    u/zRage4

    4. "If you eat something with a cheese filling, you become the thing with a cheese filling."

    Stuffed mushrooms topped with melted cheese and garnished with herbs and caramelized onions on a baking tray

    5. "Graveyards are probably the least likely place to be haunted because, realistically, none of the people buried died there."

    u/WhiteWhenWrong

    6. "There is a chance you could have used the same utensil twice at a restaurant at different times."

    u/LifeMeUp

    7. "There are more numbers than there are things to count."

    u/a1565

    8. "Birds probably do more people watching than people do bird watching."

    Four young birds perched on a branch, three with open beaks, seemingly calling out

    9. "Every broken clock is telling us when it passed away."

    u/imstupid420

    10. "If magic was real, it would just be a branch of science."

    u/ConnorIsABeast

    11. "Everyone you meet has poo in them."

    u/primestarr

    12. "Water is never truly yours — it's just your turn to drink it."

    A hand is holding a glass under a running faucet, filling it with water. The background suggests a kitchen sink setting

    13. "Pavlov probably thought about feeding his dogs every time someone rang a bell."

    u/pyro925

    14. "The syllables in 'on your mark, get set, go' are a countdown."

    u/ManGood2002

    15. "There is a number so big, no one has ever wrote it, said it, or even thought of it."

    u/matuman17

    16. "We laugh when dogs get excited about hearing a bark on TV but if TV was a nonstop stream of unintelligible noises and then someone suddenly spoke to you in your language, you'd be pretty fucking startled, too."

    A pug with an alert expression, wide eyes, and a reflective tag on its collar, captured against a dark background

    17. "Lots of random people own rare, valuable items without knowing it."

    u/iwastoldnottogohere

    18. "When you're growing up as a kid, you don't realize you're also watching your mom and dad grow up."

    u/zjb55446

    19. "Lamps in video games use real electricity."

    u/1Ferrox

    20. "James Bond is always doing amazing feats in tailored suits. It’s amazing to think of what he’d be able to accomplish in athletic wear designed for the specific extreme activity he was involved in."

    Timothy Dalton, dressed in a black tuxedo and bow tie, strikes a dramatic pose while pointing a handgun

    21. "If someone tells you a plot point for a story in advance, it’s a spoiler. But if the author does it, it’s foreshadowing."

    u/givemethebat1

    22. "Almost everyone will go around the sun more times in their life than around the Earth."

    u/Haminthepaint

    23. "Your password has probably locked you out more times than it has locked other people out."

    u/SVXNx

    24. "Santa Claus knows exactly where all the evil people are in the world but doesn't do anything about it."

    Santa Claus outdoors in winter, holding a cellphone to his ear, wearing glasses, and dressed in a traditional red and white Christmas outfit with fur trim

    25. "You can remember that you forgot something but you can't remember what you forgot."

    u/Just_Strawberry7295

    26. "Anxiety is like when video game combat music is playing but you can't find any enemies."

    u/Canadaba11

    27. "You aren't paid according to how hard you work; you are paid according to how hard your employer thinks you are to replace."

    u/Bismuth81

    28. "It’s weird to think that nighttime is the natural state of the universe, and that daytime is only caused by a nearby, radiating ball of flame."

    Man looking up at Pleiades star cluster and Orion constellation

    29. "The tallest person in the world has physically experienced being the exact height of every other person in the world at some point."

    u/SilphRoadPokemon

    30. "People who respond with, 'That's not how the world works!' when told to be nicer by others are the exact reason that that's not how the world works."

    u/ObsoleteOcto

    31. "Watching a graduation ceremony is essentially just sitting through a movie that's entirely end credits."

    u/definitelyusername

    32. "The song 'In Da Club' is almost old enough to get in da club."

    50 Cent in the "In Da Club" music video

    33. "Your thoughts might actually be in such a personalized, coded shorthand that even if someone COULD read your mind, they wouldn’t understand what the hell you’re thinking."

    u/jfi224

    34. "Light bulbs were such a good idea that they became the symbol for a good idea."

    u/Frahmy12

    35. "A lemon is not naturally occurring. It's a hybrid developed by crossbreeding a bitter orange and a citron. So life never gave us lemons; we invented them ourselves."

    u/TripleRangeMerge

    36. "I hate to spend $6.50 on six pieces of raw chicken but don't hesitate to spend $5 on one chicken sandwich."

    A red X over a picture of raw chicken and a green arrow over a fried chicken sandwich

    37. "Future actors will have enough childhood footage on the internet that they'll be able to deepfake their childhood faces on child actors for flashback scenes."

    u/Neethis

    38. "It must suck to be an air conditioner repairman. You spend your day working in buildings that have no air conditioning. When it's fixed and finally cool, you leave."

    SbDakMax

    39. "Security at every level of an airport is absolutely ridiculous. Until you get to the baggage claim. Then it’s just, like, take whatever bag you want."

    PainMatrix

    40. "Gummy worms have more bones in them than actual worms."

    A pile of colorful, sugar-coated gummy worms in various bright colors

    41. "There is no physical evidence to say that today is Wednesday; we all just have to trust that someone has kept count since the first one ever."

    Wastedtalent442

    42. "The first person who inhaled helium must have been so relieved when the effects wore off."

    marchillo

    43. "The movie industry considers you to be an adult when you're 17 to see an R-rated movie, but they conveniently lower that age to 13 when they are deciding who pays adult ticket prices."

    AbbatoirOfDuty

    44. "There is probably a tree somewhere out there now that is growing the wood for your coffin."

    A large tree stands in a sunlit, grassy park with branches extending wide and a bright sun filtering through the leaves

    45. "When you're sick, the advice you get is to literally do drugs and stay out of school."

    usna21

    46. "Given how bad body fluids and human waste smell, our skin has to be really good at blocking smells."

    u/Zaniak88

    47. "Your skin looks like a raisin if you're in the water for too long, but raisins are dried."

    u/njmcdermott04

    48. "Kids in the future will probably be impressed that some watches don't need to be charged."

    businesswoman checking the time on watch

    49. "It's physically impossible to be the world's most average person because that would make you a record holder, and the average person is not a record holder."

    u/Auxilor

    50. "When you watch a movie, you're actually just watching an edited recording of a bunch of people doing their jobs at work."

    u/slacy

    51. "A dog will never share his food with you, but if you don't share your food with him, he'll start questioning your entire relationship."

    u/VerbotenPublish

    52. "The Trix rabbit can afford all of those disguises, but he can't go to the store and buy a box of Trix."

    The Trix rabbit disguised as a magician

    53. "Think of any point in history. You had an ancestor living at that point, no matter what."

    u/lucius_vorenus8

    54. "Two kinds of people watch you when you're sleeping: people who really love you and people who want to kill you."

    u/grekkin

    55. "There was probably at least one person who was presumed dead that woke up in a coffin, and no one knew about it but them."

    u/inferno2085

    56. "We once unknowingly ordered our last Happy Meal."

    A Happy Meal

    57. "A pickle is a salt and vinegar flavored cucumber."

    u/Dylan_Bhurji

    58. "Finding money in your pocket is receiving a gift from the past self."

    u/peacein-chaos

    59. "The word 'either' has two different pronunciations, and either way is fine."

    u/LamZeppelin

    60. "No one knows what percentage of $1 bills have been on or in a stripper."

    A side by side photo of a stripper's shoes standing by a pole and a pile of $1 bills

    61. "When banks charge overdrafts, they take money from people who don't have money."

    u/ViciousPhilosopher 

    62. "If ghosts have no mass, they would have to fly at 700 km per hour to stay where they are on the Earth."

    u/EdgedSurf

    63. "We often associate the idea of shadows with dark, but actually, shadows exist only if there's light and they disappear in the darkness."

    u/Lorenzo_1723

    64. "Everybody has holes in their socks. That's how you get them over your feet."

    Man putting on a sock

    65. "It's weird that technically we have 8 fingers and 2 thumbs but 10 toes."

    u/nkunzi

    66. "2005, 2050, and 2500 can all technically count as the mid-2000s."

    u/-JAYD3N-

    67. "Broke boomers regret not going to college; broke millennials regret going to college."

    u/it_was_not_a_fart

    68. "You'll do more handwritten essays in high school than in any professional career."

    69. "You need credit to get a credit card, but you need a credit card to get credit."

    "Yes, I know there are a few 'starter credit cards' that one can get without credit, but the vast majority of loans/credit cards require an established credit that many people don't have when starting out." 

    u/whydoineedausernamere

    70. "Anything that goes wrong at a yogurt company is a culture problem."

    u/lxpif

    71. "There are probably people thinking they adopted a stray cat, while the actual owners are anxiously waiting for their pet's return."

    u/solidpsolider

    72. "People born on January 1 are the only people that maintain one age for the whole year."

    A calendar with January 1st circled

    73. "You are half your mother's age when you reach the age she was at your birth."

    u/hulapuma

    74. "Horrible and terrible are synonyms, but horrific and terrific are antonyms."

    —u/TralfamadorianZoo

    75. "It's bizarre that social media and internet addiction are still not recognized medical conditions."

    East-Bluejay6891

    76. "The posted speed limit is the legally accepted maximum limit, but the socially accepted minimum limit."

    A speed limit marker

    77. "Balloons are fucking gross because they are filled with other people's breath."

    —u/SignificantCrow

    78. "An undercover cop dressed as a civilian will get out of their unmarked car and arrest you for impersonating a police officer."

    —u/ketchupandtidepods

    79. "More people follow Cristiano Ronaldo on social media than there were human beings in 1776."

    —u/placeboski

    80. "4 a.m. is the hour where you’re either up really late or really early."

    81. "For all we know, the blue whale is the biggest living being in the universe."

    —u/Caraprepuce

    82. "Life isn't fair or unfair. Life is random. We expect it to be fair but that can't happen."

    —u/Aggravating-Ad-4834

    83. "You don't know if the most shameful moment of your life has passed or if it’s coming."

    —u/Soukary

    84. "An everything bagel is proof that you can seemingly have it all and still have a hole inside you."

    Two everything bagels

    85. "Short people are less likely to break their phone when they drop it."

    —u/Whushe433

    86. "We spend the first half of our lives trying to look older and the second half trying to look younger."

    —u/lorievpl

    87. "Most dogs spend their entire lives waiting to protect you from something that never comes."

    —u/Bald_Man_Cometh

    88. "Humans are afraid of being bitten by spiders even though they have more teeth. Spiders are afraid of being stepped on by humans even though they have more legs."

    a spider on a web

    89. "Your internal monologue doesn't have volume settings."

    —u/Hyperactive_Fruitcup

    90. "It’s weird how everyone says breakfast is the most important meal of the day but it is completely acceptable to eat dessert for that meal."

    —u/RabbitAffectionate95

    91. "You never see energetic people drink energy drinks and you never see someone who drinks energy drinks that is energetic."

    —u/zaGoblin

    92. "Buying a Porsche is cheaper in the long run than having kids."

    93. "Many SUVs don't offer enough space for sports utilities."

    —u/onlyforthisjob

    94. "A cool thing about getting older is that you hear from your skeleton a lot more."

    —u/coolidiot2000

    95. "Fruits and vegetables fired from a cannon are biological weapons."

    —u/LordOEternia

    96. "Dogs are way more excited about seeing random dogs than we are about seeing other random humans."

    A joyful dog running through a grassy field with its tongue out

    97. "Bone broth is boneless bones."

    —u/ImariP123

    98. "Dinosaurs went extinct except for the few of them that evolved into birds, which turned into chickens. Humans then kill the chicken and turn them into dinosaurs (dino nuggets)."

    —u/notalebo

    99. "Your most annoying/repulsive song you’ve ever heard is on someone’s favorites playlist."

    —u/Minnesdonchya

    100. "Once we start harvesting comets and other chunks of ice for water in space someone is going to have the first drink of water that has never passed through any other living being before."

    101. "We're the last generation who can talk to WW2 vets."

    —u/d0aflamingo

    102. "8 hours of drinking is binge drinking, 8 hours of TV is binge watching, 8 hours of sleep is barely enough."

    —u/odneh_

    103. "Sweatpants were made for physical activity, but wearing them in public makes you seem lazy."

    —u/Emil_EM

    104. "When you walk into a 7-Eleven you wouldn’t think it’s an $18 billion company."

    An outside of a 7-Eleven store

    105. "Your butt can shoot out all states of matter."

    —u/flashy-flash-587

    106. "Windows is the friend you tolerate because Apple is stuck up and Linux is a hermit."

    u/Finding_Plato

    107. "Watching a horror movie and seeing the characters do the exact wrong thing at every opportunity must be exactly how climate scientists have felt for 50 years watching world governments."

    u/Batman_wears_Crocs

    108. "As an identical triplet, you are simultaneously one of the rarest and most common people on the planet."

    Harris, Hubert, and Hamish from "Brave"

    109. "A super intelligent species that was able to locate us and then travel all the way here wouldn't need us to take them to our leader."

    u/Finding_Plato

    110. "The younger generations bear the brunt of the recklessness of the older generations."

    u/zztop610


    111. "All sources of light are temporary, and are going to expire one day but darkness, persists forever."

    u/-CawmunGames

    112. "If 24-hour clocks started at 23:59 and counted down till 00:01, people might try getting more done."

    113. "Bass and vase rhymes with each other, bass and bass does not, and occasionally so does vase and vase."

    u/Plotees_the_third

    114. "The system isn't broken. It's fixed."

    u/Finding_Plato

    115. "When you go shopping, the business is buying your money with their products."

    u/prettycooldude1995


    116. "Movie theaters aren’t in the movie business, they’re in the popcorn and concessions business."

    117. "Sony and Marvel treat each other like a divorced couple that hate each other but tolerate each other for their child (Spider-Man)."

    u/DanielPano

    118. "Even when a balloon is half inflated, it is completely full."

    u/pufballcat

    119. "Every minute of your day, you have to trust other people not to kill you."

    u/Datgaminghuman420

    120. "The asteroid that ended the dinosaurs was technically the highest ratio of killing birds to one stone in Earth's history."

    An imagine of the asteroid flying out of the sky about to kill the dinosaurs

    121. "Teeth are the only problem that if you ignore them, they will go away."

    u/Canes-Venaticii

    122. "A different version of you exists in the minds of everyone who knows you."

    Mauveinex

    123. "Making a typo in an online argument is the equivalent of [your] voice cracking in a verbal argument."

    Metamight123

    124. "Kids will never understand the poignant self-satisfaction of slamming a phone down on the cradle to hang up on someone and end an angry conversation."

    125. "Once we have self-driving cars, wipers will no longer be essential, because the car doesn't need a clean windshield to drive. Only humans do."

    u/telumv

    126. "There could be a viral video of you doing something random with millions of views, and you have no idea because you haven't seen it."

    u/P0RKYM0LE

    127. "Gen Z might have been the last generation to know what it’s like to get up early in the morning to catch your favorite cartoons on TV."

    u/herbstohnewind

    128. "There’s a good chance that your calculator history is more embarrassing than your browser history."

    Bart Simpson typing boobs on the calculator

    129. "Someone out there vividly remembers something you said, which you have completely forgotten."

    u/beanstalkandthejack

    130. "When we switch to electric vehicles, everything is going to become quieter."

    "I wonder how our ecosystems will be affected with less noise pollution?"

    u/AVengefulChicken

    131. "Adult life is hard, but at least we don't have to do P.E. anymore."

    u/youcantseeshawn30

    132. "Biscuits and gravy are weird because it’s like, 'Here’s some really wet flour poured over some really dry flour.'"

    A plate of biscuits and gravy

    133. "It won't be long before people use 'the '20s, the '30s, and the '40s' to describe the 2020s, the 2030s, and the 2040s."

    u/PlankLengthisNull

    134. "We advocate not judging a book by its cover, but also glorify 'love at first sight.'"

    u/spiritofmen

    135. "At some point in life, there was a stranger who got disappointed by how your voice sounded when you started talking."

    u/Lovheim

    136. "Most people aren't scared of being alone in the dark — they're scared of not being alone in the dark."

    A person standing by a car outside at night alone

    137. "Chances are high you are not anyone's best friend."

    u/knasup

    138. "All adults were children, but not all children will become adults."

    u/sepientr34

    139. "It’s likely that over 99% of trees that you look at will be still here when you’re dead."

    u/Dashover

    140. "In the Cars universe, a movie about humans would probably be a horror movie. Slender creatures made out of flesh and bone riding the lifeless carcasses of cars for their convenience."

    Mator from "Cars" looking confused and shocked

    141. "We’re closer to the year The Jetsons took place (2062) than the year The Jetsons first aired (1962)."

    u/FictionVent

    142. "One day your parents put you down and never picked you up again."

    u/schneida_04

    143. "The most attractive people you will ever see are often random passersby in public — who you will never see again, not celebrities you can follow on social media."

    u/TheAnachroneer

    144. "If heaven exists, it’s probably going back and doing your life over, but fixing all your mistakes."

    145. "We go to work by cars each day, taking the same route, but almost never encounter the same cars along the way."

    u/mishagelka

    146. "The 10 years between 25 and 35 are far shorter than the four years between 14 and 18."

    u/BandaidPuppet

    147. "The fact that bodies decompose and rot after they die just shows how much our bodies do to keep us alive from contaminates."

    u/itzphantomzz5461

    148. "If you're still pretty young, chances are you still haven't met the majority of people who will attend your funeral."

    A coffin at a funeral

    149. "Painkillers are the 'Mute Notifications' option for the body."

    u/EndTimeEchoes

    150. "Hearing 'I love you' hits different than 'I love you too.'"

    u/riphitter

    151. "We really don't appreciate the fact that email is free."

    u/An_aussie_in_ct

    152. "Finding an eggshell in an Egg McMuffin is both annoying and reassuring."

    An egg McMuffin from McDonald's

    153. "There are sidewalks in the Cars movies, but they are all cars."

    u/K-pop-Unicorn

    154. "Elementary schoolers who have no control over their transportation are punished more for being late than college students who own cars."

    u/Mutant_Llama1

    155. "Being 'on your phone all day' went from sounding very sociable to very unsociable within the span of a decade."

    u/DrAwkward404

    156. "Jello isn’t technically boneless."

    Lex from "Jurassic Park" about to eat jello

    157. "Pressing the ‘lock’ button on your car key fob multiple times is the grown-up version of saving your game twice."

    u/Joba_Fett

    158. "Death is a paradox. It makes everything meaningless while it also gives meaning to everything."

    u/target999 

    159. "The richest person on Earth is technically also the richest person in the universe, since our definition of rich is owning a lot of Earth money, and there's no way for extraterrestrial life to obtain it."

    u/SamTheGang

    160. "Extra fries in your bag is going to become a thing of the past once fast-food workers are 100% replaced by robots."

    Fries at the bottom of a bag

    161. "Most people would find licking the inside of a pipe disgusting but wouldn't think twice about drinking water coming from that same pipe."

    u/taybul

    162. "Whenever you eat canned pieces of fruit, you are more than likely sharing one whole fruit with someone hundreds of miles away."

    u/SinisterLemons

    163. "Headaches make you realize how much you take not having one for granted."

    u/Sgoody614

    164. "If Apple had kept its 1976 logo, it wouldn't have to change its logo during pride month."

    Men Admiring an Apple IIc Computer

    165. "Maybe midlife crises aren't really crises at all; the person has just reached a point in their life when they can do what they want and don't care what anyone else thinks. The people who are upset by it are just mad that their opinion doesn't matter."

    u/BJtheRV

    166. "You probably know more Latin, a dead language, than you do Mandarin, the most common native tongue."

    u/iGotEDfromAComercial

    167. "You never really know how much fun you're having until you look back at that same moment years later."

    u/imhereforgoodstories

    168. "A successful marriage ends with watching the other person die."

    Carl and Ellie getting married in "Up" and then Carl sitting in his chair alone after Ellie dies

    169. "Academic grades are strange in that while you’re in school they are the most heavily weighted indicator of your potential, but they are never considered important after your first job post-school."

    u/villis85

    170. "A rating of two stars is worse than a rating of one star because you know whoever rated it actually tried and tested it, and they're not a troll or blind hater."

    u/FeelThePower999

    171. "Your belly button is just your old mouth."

    u/Ryskill 

    172. "The brain not only named itself, but it also recognized that it named itself and was surprised when it realized that."

    u/gopackdavis2

    173. And finally, "Accidentally liking someone's post while snooping through their profile is the digital equivalent of stepping on a twig while sneaking through the forest."

    Yeah, it's safe to say that my brain is utterly fried after reading all these. So I need to close my computer for a bit and go take a nap.

    Note: Some responses have been edited for clarity.