When God created the cow he said, "You must go to 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. Then God created the dog, and he 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). Then God created the monkey and 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. Finally God created man. He said, "Eat, sleep, play, have fun and enjoy. Do nothing, just enjoy, enjoy. I'll give you twenty years." The man said, "What? Only twenty years? Tell you what, I'll take my twenty, and the forty the cow gave back, the ten the dog gave back and the ten the monkey gave 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 fun, do nothing and enjoy life. 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. Life has now been explained.