Once upon a time during the creation of life…
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 will give you back the other ten?”
So God agreed.
Then God created the Monkey and said:
“Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I will 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 five you back ten like the Dog did?”
And God agreed.
Then 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 tough life you want me to live for sixty years… How about twenty and I will give back the other forty?”
And God agreed again.
Thereafter God created humans and said:
“Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I will give you twenty years.”Read More »