This article is part 2 of this article.
I am going to go right into it so please read part 1 lest ye be burned by the ignorance.
Self-imposed Red Herrings - a.k.a - trolling yourself - a.k.a. - your sub-conscious trolling your conscious.
The Talos Principle introduced me to a type of puzzle I had hitherto never seen in a puzzle game. So unnatural within a typical game setting yet so natural within a typical life setting, it caused me to see the situation where it often occurs in life from a new, gamey perspective. I am talking true gamification of life, not that "replace checklists with XP bars" shit companies love doing these days. I now view something that often occurs to every single human being, something at the sub-conscious level, in nearly the same form as it occurred in The Talos Principle. I find this perspective very intriguing - an intrigue I hope to explain from this point.