An Explanation of Life

An Explanation of Life

Oct 23, 2007, 8:33 PM |

One day, God created the dog and said:  "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years. The dog said: "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?" So God agreed.  

On the next day, God created the monkey and said: "Entertain people, do
tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life
span." The monkey said: "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty
long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the Dog did?"
And God agreed. 

On the next day, God created the cow and said: "You must go into the
field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have
calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will
give you a life span of sixty years."  The cow said: "That's kind of a
tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and
I'll give back the other forty?" God agreed again. 

Then on the next day, God created man and said: "Eat, sleep, play,
marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."  But
man said: "Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the
forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the
dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?" "Okay," said God, "You asked
for it." 

So, that is why the first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy
ourselves. For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our
family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the
grandchildren. The last ten years, we sit on the front porch and bark
at everyone. 

Life has now been explained to you.

I don’t know who came up with this…