Always growing,

Never shrinking.

Always thought of,

Never thinking.

Always trod on,

Loved forever.

Always sleeping

Dreaming never.

Who am I?

Edit: I added 4 more lines to the riddle to make it less broad.

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    $\begingroup$ maybe a little too broad, could be plenty of things $\endgroup$ – Flying_whale Jan 21 '19 at 22:05
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    $\begingroup$ @Flying_whale I thought some might say that. I'm happy to add some clarification if I see lots of incorrect, but plausible answers coming in. $\endgroup$ – jared.nesbit Jan 21 '19 at 22:12

Is the answer

People who have died?

It seems to fit every line quite closely

Always growing, / Never shrinking.

The total number of people who have died is always increasing and always will (barring a zombie apocalypse)

Always thought of, / Never thinking.

We think of those who have died, but they don't think

Always trod on, Loved forever.

Maybe not exactly trod on, but underground

Always sleeping / Dreaming never.

Again, pretty self explanatory

  • $\begingroup$ Close! But how do you explain the "Always growing, never shrinking"? $\endgroup$ – jared.nesbit Jan 22 '19 at 17:04
  • $\begingroup$ The technically correct answer was "A Graveyard". But this is close enough! Great job. $\endgroup$ – jared.nesbit Jan 30 '19 at 16:19

Possibly a story told or


Always growing, Never shrinking.

History increases as time unfolds.

Always thought of, Never thinking.

We think of past times, but they are history.

  • $\begingroup$ Really good guess. I think my original riddle was too broad, so I added 4 more lines. $\endgroup$ – jared.nesbit Jan 22 '19 at 15:42

I will give a try then :)
it may be

the sun

Always growing,

The sun is growing while burning its hydrogen

Never shrinking.

it's growing, not shrinking

Always thought of,

many civilization had the sun in the center of their life, for some, it was a god. furthermore, we see it everyday

Never thinking.

obviously, a star doesn't think

  • $\begingroup$ Not quite! I went ahead and added more lines to the riddle to help narrow it down. $\endgroup$ – jared.nesbit Jan 22 '19 at 15:45


human knowledge


the universe.

There are too many possible options, in my opinion.

  • $\begingroup$ I added more to the riddle to narrow down the possible answers. $\endgroup$ – jared.nesbit Jan 22 '19 at 15:43

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