On the first day God created the cow ... God said, "You must go to the field all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer ... for that I will give you a life span of sixty years." The cow said, "That's a tough life, you want me to live for sixty years ... let me have twenty years and I'll give back the other forty." 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'll 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. On the third day God created the monkey ... God said, âEntertain 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 ... dog gave you back ten, so that's what I'll do too." And God agreed again. Now 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? no way man, tell you what, I'll take my twenty ... the forty cow gave back ... the ten dog gave back and the ten monkey gave back ... that makes eighty, okay?" "Okay," said God, "you've got a deal!" So this is why for ... The first twenty years we eat, sleep, play, have sex, enjoy and do nothing much ... the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family ... the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain our grandchildren ... the last ten years we sit in front of the house and bark at everybody ... Life has now been explained.