On the first 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 second 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 too long. How about I give you back ten years like the dog did?"
And God agreed.
On the third day, God created the cow and said:
"You must go into the field with the farmer all day and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I'll give you a life span of sixty years,"
The cow said:
"That's a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give you back the other forty?"
And God again agreed.
On the fourth day, God created humans and said:
" Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."
But the human 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's why for our 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 grand kids.
Then for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.
Now life has been explained to you :)
*The above comes from an email
*The p.s. is my own thoughts:)
Don't try to be someone else,
everybody's already taken....