THE MEANING OF LIFE
Added on: 5th May 2015
On the first day God created the cow.
God said, "You must go to the field with the
farmer all day long and suffer under the sun,
have calves, and give milk to support the farmer
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.
Let me have twenty years and
I'll give back the other forty."
And God agreed.
On the second day, God created the dog.
God said, "Sit all day by the door of your house
and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past.
I will give you a life span of twenty years."
The dog said, "That's too long to be barking.
Give me ten years and I'll give back the other ten."
So God agreed (sigh).
On the third day God created the monkey.
God said, "Entertain people, do monkey tricks,
make them laugh. I'll give you a twenty year life span."
The monkey said, "How boring,
monkey tricks for twenty years? I don't think so.
The dog gave you back ten,
so that's what I'll do too, okay?"
And God agreed again.
On the fourth day God created man.
God said, "Eat, sleep, play, have sex, enjoy.
Do nothing, just enjoy, enjoy.
I'll give you twenty years."
Man said, "What? Only twenty years?.
Tell you what, I'll take my twenty and
the forty the cow gave you back,
the ten the dog gave you back
and the ten the monkey gave you back.
That makes eighty, okay?"
"Okay," said God. "You've got a deal."
So, that is why for the first twenty years
we eat, sleep, play, have sex,
enjoy and do nothing.
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 our grandchildren;
and for the last ten years
we sit in front of the house
and bark at everybody.