Easy Riddles Are Fun To Solve – Hard Riddles Can Drive You Crazy At Times
By Jason Bacot – 2011
If you have never had the pleasure of spending a lonely afternoon trying to figure out the answers to riddles, you have no idea how much fun you are missing out on. They come in all forms and complexity levels, starting with the easy riddles, then the hard riddles, and the toughest of all, the terribly difficult brain teasers.
If you enjoy activities that force your brain to think at its highest level, you most defiantly will get a big kick trying to uncover riddle answers. There is a method to the madness though, and until you understand it, and fully implement it, you will more than likely not be too good at coming up with the correct answer very often.
To become highly proficient at the sport, yes some riddle lovers do consider it a sport; you are going to have to think like the person who wrote the riddle. In other words, you are going to have to get inside of their heads. There is a reason they are called riddles, which is they are not easy to understand or solve.
Each and every riddle will have a specific number of words, and almost every one of those words, the writer could have used another word in its place. So, you have to slow down, read all of the words very carefully, and ask yourself, “Why did the author use this word, instead of that one”?
That is the first step, next you have to think about what point the riddle is trying to make. A riddle is designed by its very nature to attempt to look in one direction, when you are supposed to be looking in the opposite direction. So, the first thing you will need to do when you are working on this part of solving equation is to forget totally about the obvious, and concentrate on the not so clear assumption the writer is attempting to make.
If all of that sounds a little bit complicated, well it is, and it is meant to be so. If you really want to get good at solving riddles, it is best to start with the easy ones first and only later move on to the more tricky riddles. You want to do this for many reasons.
First, you want to acquire the skills that you will need to be successful. Second, you want to develop your own style and techniques. Third, by learning how to solve the easy riddles, your confidence will grow, which will provide you the emotional support that you will need to overcome the more complex riddles.
Solving riddles as a hobby is certainly not for everybody. That being said, they do have a very large following of millions upon millions of people that do it every day of their lives. If you think you could be good at it, or you think that you would enjoy it, well then, why don’t you go ahead and give it a try. After all, who knows, you might someday become one of the best riddle solvers in the world.
Are the Riddles you’re used to solving a little too easy for you? If so, I suggest you check out our newer and harder Riddle List online at iRiddles.org, where they are much harder.
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