“I didn’t know what a shower was” – Millionaire Arnold Schwarzenegger didn’t even have access to running water during his difficult childhood phase


Some nations around the world still do not have access to running water. Households in these countries get their water from ground and spring water sources. Austria is one of these countries. When Arnold Schwarzenegger was growing up, he too faced this problem.

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In Austria, 10% of the total population still draws drinking water from wells and springs. During the actor’s childhood, this number must have been much higher.

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The way Arnold Schwarzenegger bathed as a child

In March 2019, Schwarzenegger posted a tweet to share the ordeal he had to go through to take a bath in his birthplace. In the tweet, he showed how he bathed as a child.

The tweet also featured a photo of the bodybuilder-turned-actor using similar setups to the ones he used as a child. In the photo, the former Mr. Olympia is also holding a watering can. The Terminator star used a similar container to draw water from the well for the entire household.

The tweet Lily, “Here is a flashback. I grew up without running water so I didn’t know what a shower was until I was 15 and joined the gym. This basin and a washcloth were our way of bathing.

Schwarzenegger responded to this tweet to shed some light on the situation. In the response, the former governor of California mentioned how he and his brother drew water from the well for the whole family to bathe. He also hinted that he would reuse the water his family had already used as he did not want to carry the water from the well back home again.

The action star comes from a poor family

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Schwarzenegger came from a poor family in occupied Austria. He has always maintained that living in poverty affected him to some degree. However, the actor has expressed his desire for a lavish life in various interviews. Therefore, he visualized himself sitting on top of American buildings and towers when he became sad about his poor life.

HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 28: Arnold Schwarzenegger attends the Arnold Classic Europe 2018 held at Fira Gran Via 2 on September 28, 2018 in Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain. (Photo by Robert Marquardt/Getty Images)

The actor would also find ways to get out of these thoughts by channeling positive thoughts and images into his mind. Schwarzenegger found these things worked for him. Over time, he used those positive thoughts to work towards achieving his dreams and goals.

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He was able to do that and more. Over time, the boy became a bodybuilding legend. But he didn’t stop there. He was able to continue his legacy by becoming the most successful action star of all time.

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