If we can only see things that traveled 14 billion light years away (I think) or less, then why is there a so called observable universe? If everything started at a singularity, wouldn't we have already seen everything? It's hard to put this question into words. How can something be farther away in light years than the Universe is old? So confusing, sorry if this has been answered. I also do understand inflation, but it just seems like when the universe first cooled and galaxies were formed at that point light from everything would've already reached each other y'know because it was all so close? Unless the singularity was INFINITELY big then I guess I could see that And again, sorry if parts of my question are wrong etc.