Here's probably one of the best definitions of the meaning of life

While it might be a funny way to explain it, this “myth” about the meaning of human existence and our life journey encircles an undeniable truth and can make us find peace in any stage of our lives.

According to Bored Daddy, these were the words of a pastor who came up with a simple but accurate definition of life that we all can benefit from, beyond our religious beliefs.  

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On the first 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 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 you back the other ten.” So God agreed.

On the second day, God created the monkey. God said, “Entertain people, do monkey tricks and make them laugh. I’ll give you a twenty-year life span.”

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The monkey said, “Monkey tricks for twenty years? I don’t think so. Dog gave you back ten, so that’s what I’ll do too, okay?” And God agreed.

On the third day, God created the cow. “You must go to the 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.”

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The cow said, “That’s kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. Let me have twenty and I’ll give back the other forty.” And God agreed again.

On the fourth day, God created man. God said, “Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. I’ll give you twenty years.”

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Man said, “What? Only twenty years? Tell you what, I’ll take my twenty, and the forty the cow gave back, and the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back, that makes eighty, okay?”

"Okay,” said God, “You’ve got a deal.”

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So that is why the first twenty years we eat, sleep, play, and enjoy ourselves; the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family; the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren; and the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

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Sometimes we need stories like this one to remind us that we are all going to transit the same stages of life as we age, if we are lucky enough to get to be old.

Here is another story of an elderly man who was shunned by his own family because of his fading health, which made the family upset about the mess he made every time he joined them for dinner.

After the poor man’s son and daughter-in-law made him eat separately from them, the couple’s four-year-old son taught these inconsiderate adults a great lesson.

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