Creatures from the 1313th Dimension are extremely intelligent and wise, but a lot of folks don't notice. The Creatures look like monsters. They get screamed at. Or shot at. No wonder they rarely come our way.
I met one once, briefly, at the Port of Pikooby.
I introduced myself and asked if he'd be kind enough to tell mere goose (me) the Secret of Life. This way he (or she, or it) would know I accepted him as a fellow, if not superior creature. And I wanted his wisdom! Two minutes of his advice could be the equivalent of years of study.
I couldn't believe he agreed to tell me! I looked up in amazement as he floated like a jellyfish, turning different colors and looking at me with his green eyes. They were the size of grapefruits and stacked on a stalk rising from his head. His tentacles waved like silk banners in a breeze. His voice was strange too. Sounded like he was underwater. When he chuckled, red and orange sparks rose from his three nostrils.
Then his shuttle came and he was gone. I stood there, marveling at what had just happened. A Creature from the 1313 Dimension had just told me the Secret of Life! And the secret was... ...well what had he said anyway? I couldn't remember the details. His alien-ess had completely distracted me.
And that's how I didn't learn the Secret of Life.