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.
hehe. Perhaps you could give examples, that meet the criteria?
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.
could be many things, but a politician looks high on that list(no one notices the minority who do good)
one again could be many things, i can’t be certain of what it is
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.