Riddles I made. Try it.

Riddle 1:

When I am good, people don’t care.
When I am bad, people hate me.

What am I?

Riddle 2:

To some I am a gift,
to others- a curse.
Some work for me,
others fight me.
None can see me,
but they have to.
What am I?

Riddle 3:

With us, you can see in the light,
but you can’t in the darkness.
What are we?

Riddle 4:

Created by mankind,
rain, wind and snow destroy me.
Their own creation destroys me too.
What is it?

Try to guess and tell me what you think. I don’t think it is that hard to be honest.

1.) Weather
2.) Power


Nope. Sorry. Try again. :slight_smile:

Time may fit?

It is actually close but in both cases this answer fails one of the points. Good try though.


Just to clarify, each riddle has its own answer.

None else up for the challenge? /sadface

I think weather and power are good answers. Perhaps if your riddle generates multiple good answers you need to refine the riddle.

Weather is not correct simply because there are people that care and enjoy when the weather is good( I for one).

As for power, it manifests itself in many ways- be it sun/magnetic/thermal and so on. So it can be seen.

But, both answers are close, I admit. In many cases, riddles can have more than one correct answer, as long as the criteria is met.

@place57.And, of course, the option that the riddles may be flawed exists. But I think when more people give it a try, the truth will slowly surface. :slight_smile:

I intend to reveal the answers at some point.

Could the first one be politics? or something of that sort. I don’t think it’s right but it’s worth a try.

Or in fact the second one is more likely to be politics actually…

Either of them?

Or could the second one be the law?

Bit like what swene said…

I was thinking more along the lines of ‘authority’, not ‘energy’. I’m out of ideas for now, but the suspense is killing me! :slight_smile:

I understand. A case I considered. It fails the last criteria of the riddle. You don’t really have to see power(authority/tyranny/etc.), we have a choice as human beings not to.
A hint. Every person on this planet cannot avoid it.

@LittleMonkey. I am sorry but you are wrong. Your second answer comes close, but it fails two of the criteria. We can see laws created almost on a daily basis around the world in different countries, laws exist in written form as well. There were/are/and will be lawless places on earth, where if you ask a person what law is, they won’t be able to answer.
As for politics, although there are many shady people lurking in those rat-boxes called parliaments all around the globe, there are some decisions that were/are/and will be for the benefit of man-kind. However, if we assume that politics as a whole is bad and evil manifestation of the human genius, then the riddle would be wrong. That is not the case, though.

By the way, I love all the answers so far and the way people think. I hope you will be happy with the answers when I reveal them.

Try again. :slight_smile:

By the way I created another one. I classify it as quite easy. Try it out to get you going.

With us, you can see in the light,
but you can’t in the darkness.
What are we?


Correct. :slight_smile:

A lot of revealing words I guess. That was quick. :slight_smile:

Another one I was in the process of refining.

Created by mankind,
water, rain, wind and snow destroy me.
What is it?

Almost anything created by man…


hehe. Perhaps you could give examples, that meet the criteria? :slight_smile:

Think of the things that are destroyed by water, rain, wind and snow. Because there are things that can withstand wind and are destroyed by water, rain and snow. Think of a combination that answers to all factors.

  1. could be many things, but a politician looks high on that list(no one notices the minority who do good)
  2. one again could be many things, i can’t be certain of what it is
  3. could be eyes, glasses, lenses or more or less any optical instrument running on visible wavelengths
    4)the fourth could be a statue or any stone structure, the wind doesn’t usually actively destroy it but it helps the other 3. also if water wind and snow destroy it it could be a pure form of a group 1 element, they can be considered “man made” as they never occur in nature without having reacted with something else.

Littlemonkey was the first to answer to riddle number 3, your answer is correct.

destruction - the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
destruction - an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something

So, feel free to disagree, but until such statue/structure can be seen(even damaged) it is safe to say that it exists, or it is not destroyed completely.
If you can see it, it must exist. Feel free to disagree.

Source- http://www.thefreedictionary.com/destruction

You are incorrect on the other three. :slight_smile:


I think riddle 4 could generate a lot of answers…but what could they possibly be? :slight_smile: