Prepare to be mind fucked. I remember as a snotty nose kid, around the age of 8. I came up with this crazy idea to try to solve this personal mystery. I asked myself "What does nothing look like?" or should I say "What does clear look like without a picture/color behind it?" I would close my eyes and see if I could delete the picture of all existence from my mind. I found it impossible. Try closing your eyes and imagine yourself looking out a glass window. Next, delete everything you see out that window. If you see the color black or white, you failed. Those are colors. You'll find you cannot delete those two colors from your mind. ****Edited for the none thinkers: Factor in your existence. Imagine yourself in the middle of the universe. Delete the universe, dimensions, light, time, the rules govern by it (even string theory), all form of colors (including black and white) and shapes. What do you see? My conclusions after 20 years: 1. I believe it's Gods way of putting a curtain up so we can't see behind it. 2. It's a point of beginning, meaning we must always move forward and not backwards. 3. We start out as a blank canvas and our journey/memories in life is our paint. 4. Nothing cannot exist, thus it created life. 5. I found a puzzle to string theory? 6. You'll know when your dead. P.S. This has proven to be a good conversation starter with my family, friends, and strangers.