Hello, my name is Alexander Marriner and I have always been interested in puzzle solving, however I have struggled to get into Rubiks Cubes and have some questions if anyone could help. To my understanding, the point of any puzzle is to solve it yourself and to subsequently solve it again differently or faster or more efficiently. To that end I don't intend to learn any algorithms or watch any step by step puzzle guides as this seems to defeat the point to at least a first time solver. My questions follow: Firstly, is this a reasonable way to approach a Rubiks Cube if I want to start solving it? Secondly, can I assume that if I dedicate enough time to trying to solve them can I do so without the aid of any algorithms or 'tricks' to begin with? Thank you for any and all replies.