What are riddles?

Riddles are questions. Riddles are mysterious. And the world is a mystery.

Why ?

Because everything is information. It doesn’t matter whether you come from „below“ and say that human beings have discovered mathematics, for example, because we were looking for meaning, or whether you come from „above“ and claim that the world was previously only pure theory, and only then did the decisive sentence: „And now it exists!“

made sure that everything was „real“, i.e. physical, and that we could experience it.

Sooner or later we come to the conclusion that everything can be represented and explained in information.

A small frame of information is now an answer. And depending on whether this information is sufficient within this certain framework to „satisfy“ the question, a conclusion is drawn from this „evaluation“.

Which ? And why ?

Ultimately, the consequence is that further questions are formed, and last but not least, another framework that does not form the questions, but the authority seeking the answer. This would have to ask itself why it would like to ask itself questions and why it would like to know something within this three-dimensional, (apparently*) infinite world.


*I put “apparently” in parentheses on purpose because, theoretically, out-of-universe information can be added to the total amount of existence, but instead you ask yourself, “Does anything exist at this point?” and the answer is quite clear „No“, one can argue whether this should now be evaluated as information, i.e. counts as part of existence as mentioned above, or only the answer counts and should therefore be stored as „nothing“ in the world view of the brain. However, the psychological knowledge that we cannot interpret the word „not“ correctly would speak against it, so the brain has to simulate a gap in the processing of the information with this word in order to be able to deal with it (as we do in education have learned). But this fact would open a completely new barrel of wonderfully smelling wine, which would not correspond to our current topic at all. So let’s go along the concept of the apparently infinite universe, but in fact the universe is finite.


All we know is a frame. And because we also know that everything is information, we can conclude that the world has a certain framework. But since our perception, i.e. our own framework, will never be able to open up to the limits of this world, we can make the general statement: « We are never identical with the universe » In doing so, the assumption must be made that every living being, be it dead or alive, has a certain framework of information that is identical AND that the potential information content during lifetime is proportionally greater to the respective nerve organ supplied with energy, i.e. to the pure information about e.g. the spatial coordinates of a dead object like a stone. This actually does not even provide any information, but only pure data, which can then be received by a suitable interpreter as an answer. So we can introduce the abbreviations:

M (people) ; T (animals) ∈ Iag,af (framework for responding and requesting instances of information)

D (Things) ∈ Daag (Framework for Responding Instance of Data)

For M, T and D applies: M; T; D = U (universe) ∈ Iag,af

That may sound like gibberish to some people. But here is the answer:

Humans and animals are obviously able to process information and react accordingly in the decision-making processes. One could compare question and answer with action and reaction.

For example, if a cheetah is chasing a gazelle, the cheetah will respond to the question

“ I’m hungry. What will you eat ? »,

from the stomach, only with the sprint on a gazelle. A gazelle answers the question:

„There comes a cheetah. How can you escape ? »

with the hasty jump somewhere, at best not exactly to where the cheetah comes from.

Incidentally, the same applies to us humans and the universe. Because we are both entities that provide each other with answers and ask each other questions. Strictly speaking, the questions only ask like people who say them.

However, the universe has given us guidelines that must be met. First, there is the hunger, thirst, cold, and sex drive that seems to have been built into most living things as a fairly standard challenge to be answered. But now the challenges such as social interaction, healthy psyche and goals in life are added.


The universe asks : « Jo Tom, have you eaten today ? »

Tom, very confused : „Uh, no, but now that you say it…“ , and boom, his stomach growls.

U : « So, what is there to feast on today? »

Tom : « My aunt made vegan stew, and lots of it ! »

U : « How will you get there ? »

Tom : « By train »

U : « Are you sure ? »

Tom : « Hm. No, I could also go by car. »

U : « Any reasons against it ? »

Tom : « Yes »

U : “ Which one ? »

Tom : « I don’t have a driver’s license »

U : « Could you still drive the car ? »

Tom : « Theoretically yes, but I would break the rules of the people »

U : « Does that bother you ? »

Tom : « Yes »

U : « How do you get to your aunt ? »

Tom : « By train »

U : « Are you sure ? »

Tom : « Yes »

Tom gets on the next train.

Well, he’d love to, but the train runs late today. And Tom suffers even more from hunger.

What the universe wanted to tell him : → U : « Finally get your driver’s license »


So the universe can give answers within a certain framework, as well as demand answers.

Of course, this dialogue between Tom and the universe didn’t go exactly like this, Tom must have thought something like: « I want to take the train to my aunt’s. My stomach is growling “ …and that was it.

The rest were questions and answers in the subconscious that does all the thinking for us.

The same applies to mysteries of the universe. Mysteries that may not even be worth exploring because the answer behind them is too banal and funny. But the universe just thought : « Hehe, I am going to prank these people who try too hard to find an answer to everything, that’s gonna be fun ! »

„But to be fair, I am going to reveal some answers to those who try not that hard or even not at all. They’ll never expect it, and some may not even notice it, so they’ll never share it with the world, giving me and my buddy: Mister Coincidence many more chances to have fun!“

According to yin and yang, we (the universe and human beings) may even be polar differences. And yet one and the same.

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One envelops the other. Almost like a worm that is about to eat itself but pauses for quite a long time. The tip of the worm that it is trying to eat is supposed to represent us humans. The universe around us is the inner world of the worm, comparable to looking at the seemingly endless starry sky from atop a mountain.


Have a wonderful day, stay curious and…

Thank you for reading!

…and for sharing mysteries, if you find them!

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