What Disappears as Soon as You Say its Name?
This hard riddle requires you to think logically or in a straightforward way. At the same time, it’s employing a conceptual metaphor with the notion of something disappearing. The answer seems so simple—but not until you’ve figured it out! Before that moment, it’s got your brain in a twist.
Think very carefully before you scroll down!
The answer to this riddle is silence. As soon as you say the word “silence”, it disappears. This is because when you say the word, you are creating sound waves which break the silence.
When you try to think of the word “silence”, it’s impossible. As soon as you say the word, it’s gone. It’s the ultimate paradox.
Silence is one of those things that is so hard to define. It’s not a noise, but it’s also not the absence of noise. It’s something in between.
And yet, despite its elusive nature, silence is something that we all crave. In our fast-paced, always-on world, silence is a rare commodity. We are constantly bombarded with noise – from traffic to our phones, to our own thoughts. Silence is a chance to escape all of that and just be in the moment.
So next time you feel overwhelmed, take a moment to stop and appreciate the silence. It might just be the most important thing you do all day.