::EDIT:: crap, i think i posted this in the wrong place...i think. Im reposting it in general physics. Still new here...cant seem to find the line between physics and philosophy in my question. Pardon me. (just incase i had it right the first time, here is my post) (just a tad of back ground so i dont seem completely clueless) as a child, i showed more interest in the arts rather than science and math, so my father, though dissapointed, full nutured my artistic side. This resulted in me attending arts/dance magnet schools, so i was never able to explore or learn indepth about the sciences. I got older and my long desire to be involved in physics/cosmology got the best of me and i began to self study. Though i do mostly understand what is being said and taught, due to the lack of exposure im still baffled at questions/theories that i read or think about. So please, excuse me if i may seem a tad naive with the question i ask. While reading and studying about the speed of light, time travel and Einsteins theorys, a question i have seemed to keep me baffled. Everytime i try to figure it out, the artsy philosophy side kicks in and i usually just end up confusing myself. after much pondering and not coming to a conclusion, ive decided to break down , embarrass myself and ask for help. This is one of the question that plauges my mind. Light travels at a set speed, nothing can go faster than light. This i fully understand, but what of the validity of exsistance? Ok, light is how we know things exsist, light rays bouncing off an object is how we recognize its exsistance. But what about that object before the light rays hit it and bounce off? Does the object still exsist? Is this situation anything remotely similar (philosophically or not) to going faster than the speed of light? This question seems like something i should be able to figure out, like the answer is there but im just not reaching far enough. Can someone please help me out? (i may have not explained my question well enough. Its alot easier to think about when its in your head, but getting it out and trying to make it make sence is a different story. Just let me know if i need to explain more, i will try my best) Thanks so much!