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The Duration of Life​


Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm​


When God created the world and was about to determine the duration of life for all the creatures, the donkey came and asked, "Lord, how long am I to live?"

"Thirty years," answered God. "Is that all right with you?"

"Oh, Lord," replied the donkey, "that is a long time. Think of my tiresome existence carrying heavy loads from morning until night, dragging bags of grain to the mill so that others might eat bread, only to be cheered along and refreshed with kicks and blows! Spare me part of this long time."

So God had mercy and gave him eighteen years. The donkey went away satisfied, and the dog made his appearance.

"How long do you want to live?" said God to him. "Thirty years was too much for the donkey, but you will be satisfied with that long."

"Lord," answered the dog. "Is that your will? Just think how much I have to run. My feet will not hold out so long. And what can I do but growl and run from one corner to another after I have lost my voice for barking and my teeth for biting?"

God saw that he was right, and he took away twelve years. Then came the monkey.

"Surely you would like to live thirty years," said the Lord to him. "You do not need to work like the donkey and the dog, and are always having fun."

"Oh, Lord," he answered, "so it appears, but it is different. When it rains porridge, I don't have a spoon. I am always supposed to be playing funny tricks and making faces so people will laugh, but when they give me an apple and I bite into it, it is always sour. How often is sorrow hidden behind a joke. I cannot put up with all that for thirty years!"

God had mercy and gave him ten years. Finally man made his appearance. Cheerful, healthy, and refreshed, he asked God to determine the duration of his life.

"You shall live thirty years," spoke the Lord. "Is that enough for you?"

"What a short time!" cried the man. "When I have built a house and a fire is burning on my own hearth, when I have planted trees that blossom and bear fruit, and am just beginning to enjoy life, then I am to die. Oh, Lord, extend my time."

"I will add the donkey's eighteen years," said God.

"That is not enough," replied the man.

"You shall also have the dog's twelve years."

"Still too little."

"Well, then," said God, "I will give you the monkey's ten years as well, but you shall receive no more."

The man went away, but he was not satisfied.

Thus man lives seventy years. The first thirty are his human years, and they quickly disappear. Here he is healthy and happy; he works with pleasure, and enjoys his existence. The donkey's eighteen years follow. Here one burden after the other is laid on him; he carries the grain that feeds others, and his faithful service is rewarded with kicks and blows. Then come the dog's twelve years, and he lies in the corner growling, no longer having teeth with which to bite. And when this time is past, the monkey's ten years conclude. Now man is weak headed and foolish; he does silly things and becomes a laughingstock for children.

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As you see, it is known for a long time.
This story also has much older variations,
Already in the Hellenistic (Greek) civilization.

Enjoy.
 

gehtfuct

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Life doesn't suck. Maybe you suck a life a little? Does this copy pasta train wreck even belong in my beloved Life Sucks Forum?

Newp.
 

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Life sucks, because you didn't read my comment.
You just repeat the same old shit like all cheap wannabe interesting people, wasting their life with pointing their finger at other people.

I don't have to type a story over, do I?
It gives a perfect image over time how people see their lives when they grow older.

Yes, I am a grandpa, and talking with experience.
Life sucks.
You know why?
Life has no other meaning than producing new life.
A man is good enough to produce some children, and take care of earning income.
If the children have grown up, and you lose your job,
there is a big chance your wife dumps you on some mean way,
and you can go find a sleeping place in a box under the bridge.
I am happy I still am around in a house, but nothing is certain.

Women can betray men any moment, judges don't doubt.
Women are angels, and men are devils.

So, what do you have to say now..

A beast of burden.
 

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Life sucks, because you didn't read my comment.
You just repeat the same old shit like all cheap wannabe interesting people, wasting their life with pointing their finger at other people.

I don't have to type a story over, do I?
It gives a perfect image over time how people see their lives when they grow older.

Yes, I am a grandpa, and talking with experience.
Life sucks.
You know why?
Life has no other meaning than producing new life.
A man is good enough to produce some children, and take care of earning income.
If the children have grown up, and you lose your job,
there is a big chance your wife dumps you on some mean way,
and you can go find a sleeping place in a box under the bridge.
I am happy I still am around in a house, but nothing is certain.

Women can betray men any moment, judges don't doubt.
Women are angels, and men are devils.

So, what do you have to say now..

A beast of burden.
Just have your midlife crisis already.
 

CoprophagousCop

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Yes, I am a grandpa, and talking with experience.
Life sucks.
You know why?
Life has no other meaning than producing new life.

You are older than I thought you were. I have a couple of cousins that are my age that have grandchildren. I have several other cousins around my age that have adult children, so they may soon be grandparents as well. I, on the other hand, have no children and no prospects of ever having them. When my parents pass away, I will be an orphan. Who will help me when I get old and feeble?

I agree, life sucks! At least, my life sucks, and yes, I probably suck at life too. I think Larry David said it best when he said that if you do not like your job and you are not having sex, then you cannot be happy. I spent eight years in college just so I can stack cardboard boxes on pallets for a living. The thing that sucks the most about my job is not the low pay, but that I am not doing what I feel passionate about. I am passionate about the two subjects for which I have college degrees, but passion does not mean experience, and hence, I am where I am.
 

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You gotta look at the cocksuckers in the world for what they are. Don't waste your energy on them.

Find things to occupy your time and mind. Don't take any shit from anyone.

Existence can suck but that doesn't mean you have to suffer. Never give up, never quit... what's the worst that can happen?
 

Ryan McAury

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Well, I see very honest replies. I like that. It is also why I am worried about this day and age. People's talents are wasted, energy and materials are also wasted. There must be a way out of here. OK, back to basics.
No ideology or religion has an answer. We have to do things ourselves. Restore human dignity. Bring back peace.
Never believe any soft talker. Life is hard. But together we can manage.
It begins, by being polite towards each other :)
 

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Maybe we should just try to experience as much as we can in this life. Some days good, some days bad. All the emotions we can experience are there for a reason. Sometimes it sucks that our lives can be flooded with reasons and it will be that way eventually.

Enjoy the Rollercoaster of a life that you have or begin to understand and possibly master what emotions are. Searching for happiness or any other one emotion is Easter Bunny shit.

Let the mind do what it does best because eventually the lights go out and no matter what happens afterwards it won't be this life.

Become less fragile.

Fuck it. You only get to do this once.
 

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Maybe we should just try to experience as much as we can in this life. Some days good, some days bad. All the emotions we can experience are there for a reason. Sometimes it sucks that our lives can be flooded with reasons and it will be that way eventually.

Enjoy the Rollercoaster of a life that you have or begin to understand and possibly master what emotions are. Searching for happiness or any other one emotion is Easter Bunny shit.

Let the mind do what it does best because eventually the lights go out and no matter what happens afterwards it won't be this life.

Become less fragile.

Fuck it. You only get to do this once.
Happiness is the best emotion, so I'll chase that feeling over anything negative.
 

RebelBuddha

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As I said, balance. Don't be some super happy freak in denial about the state of yourself and the world. But also don't be some nihilistic loner that refuses to live for the sheer futility of it all.

If it's futile then you can afford to do whatever you want. It's liberating.

But also, I do kind things for people and I enjoy myself.

Balance.
 

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Look at history; the world has always sucked. It will probably always suck. Might as well do whatever maximizes your happiness (without hurting others, obviously).