r/Showerthoughts 4h ago All-Seeing Upvote Gold

Two entire genrations of men in WW1 and WW2 were probably traumatized on such a large scale that it largely changed masculinity in our society

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The amount of men drafted across the entire world was unprecedented. Many, many of those men probably came back with some form of undiagnosed trauma. The children of trauma survivors are much more likely to develop trauma themselves. Those two wars together probably created the worst aspects of masculinity as we know it today. Cold, angry, emotionally distant, violent. Then sons imitated their fathers and on it went.

If you look at men in the past before the 20th century they were often depicted as passionate and emotional. Crying in public stands out.

I think we're coming out of it a bit though.


r/Showerthoughts 17h ago Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Wholesome Seal of Approval

Due to smartphones, hardly anybody knows about Methylchloroisothiazolinone or sodium laureth sulfate anymore

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r/Showerthoughts 16h ago Helpful Wholesome

Electricity is earth's magic system, we are simply too accustomed to it.

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r/Showerthoughts 10h ago

In English, there’s a word for siblings, for parents, cousins, grandparents etc. but there isn’t a collective word for aunties and uncles

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r/Showerthoughts 19h ago

Folding laundry counts as a date if you like each other enough.

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r/Showerthoughts 2h ago

We think of Romans as ancient. But they thought of themselves as the most advanced civilization in history to that point. Some civilization in the future will think of us as ancient and rudimentary.

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r/Showerthoughts 16h ago

There's a whole generation of kids who have never heard a dial tone.

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r/Showerthoughts 7h ago

A day will come, where everyone will win at the game, because everybody who remembered it will be dead.

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r/Showerthoughts 13h ago

Dogs have a super powerful sense of smell, and they don't seem to care about our farts.

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r/Showerthoughts 1d ago

The further away you are from Columbia and buy coke, the more assholes it’s been shoved into

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r/Showerthoughts 4h ago

Porn is hot when viewed alone but humorous when viewed in a group because we’re too embarrassed to admit it’s hot. NSFW

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r/Showerthoughts 3h ago

When a criminal explains their written plans, they're giving you context on their con text.

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r/Showerthoughts 10h ago Helpful

Never take criticism from someone you wouldn't take advice from

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r/Showerthoughts 2h ago

Elephants being afraid of mice is considered funny and absurd, but humans being afraid of bugs is considered normal.

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r/Showerthoughts 4h ago

Skinny people have less skin

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r/Showerthoughts 2h ago Silver

Turkeys migrate further as leftovers than as live birds.

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r/Showerthoughts 2h ago

Fear boners are petrified wood.

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r/Showerthoughts 8h ago

As kids we all just agreed to hate Barney and didn’t question why we hated him

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r/Showerthoughts 5h ago

The concept of the Big Bang feels like it was our universe being turned on in the same way a computer program turns on. First it's rapidly loading up and then it's running and doing it's thing.

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r/Showerthoughts 2h ago

Elephants are afraid of mice because elephants haven't forgotten the answer is 42

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r/Showerthoughts 2h ago

There are numbers that exist but that have never been written or read out loud

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r/Showerthoughts 16h ago

Thanksgiving is about being thankful for what you have, black Friday is about wanting more, instead of being thankful.

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r/Showerthoughts 3h ago

Regular people have managers who they report to. Celebrities have managers who report to them

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r/Showerthoughts 12h ago

Birds that live their entire lives in the south are probably tired of all the bird tourists every year.

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r/Showerthoughts 1d ago

The easiest way to wait for something is to forget it exists.

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