Here are this week’s shower thoughts.
1-5 Shower Thoughts
1. People don’t really want to go back to a time when the world was simpler. They want to go back to a time when they didn’t understand how complicated the world has always been.
2. Biting your tongue while eating is a perfect example of how you can still screw up, even with decades of experience.
3. Cashiers in the US are not allowed to sit because it is impolite but no one knows who finds it impolite except the hypothetical some people.
4. We really take for granted that both our legs grow at the same time and at the same rate.
5. Any fact about yourself that you’ve never told anyone is technically one of the unknown secrets of the universe.
6-10 Shower Thoughts
6. In our lifetime, the person we have the most conversations with is ourselves, in our own head, without saying a single word aloud.
7. Our world may be much worse than we realize since people 3,000 years ago thought their world was “normal” despite it being full of medical, social, and psychological problems that we recognize today. People in the future may think of us as morally inconsistent, technology-obsessed workaholics.
8. 2019 will be last year of our lives with “teen” in it.
10. Oxygen could actually smell really bad, and our noses have just gotten used to the smell. Babies cry all the time because the air smells so bad and they haven’t gotten used to the smell yet.
11-15 Shower Thoughts
11. We’ve built such a complex society that most people don’t know how to live in it.
12. When you buy Halloween candy to hand out as an adult, it’s like you’re paying for all the free candy you got when you were a kid.
13. People who try to save the planet by not having kids give an evolutionary advantage to people indifferent to saving it.
14. Dogs hate when you blow on their faces, but are happiest with their heads out a car window doing 65mph.
15. Human society has developed so that chronic anxiety has become a widespread problem; anxiety being the human body’s way of telling us “something is seriously wrong.” We, as a species, have chosen to address this problem by finding a way to shut off that alarm bell that won’t stop ringing.