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Life Span For Adam

After God created the universe and all the plants, animals and Adam He decided to talk to the monkeys.

He said, "I want you to swing through the trees and just have fun. Enjoy yourself for about 30 years and then your life is over."

The monkey then replied, "30 years? That seems like a long time. How about you take 15 and let me have the other 15?"

God agreed and moved onto the ox. He told the ox, "Here's what I want you to do. Just work in the sun for about 80 years then your life is over." "80 years? That seems like a long time. Why don't you take 40 and let me have the other 40?"

God agrees and moves on to the dog. "I want you to sit on the porch and bark at everyone who walks by for about 40 years, then your life is over."

"40 years? That sounds like a long time. Why don't you take 20 and let me keep the other 20?"

God agrees and moves on to Adam. "Ok Adam, here's what I want you to do. Just have fun and enjoy yourself for about 5 years, then your life is over."

"5 years? That sounds like a short time. Why don't you give me the 15 years the monkey gave back, the 40 years the ox gave back, and the 20 years the dog gave back?"

So God agrees. And here you have it ...

The reason why we spend the first 20 years of our lives having fun, the next 40 working, and the last 20 sitting on the porch barking at everyone who walks by.

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