This is not really a joke but we found it pretty interesting. Answers are
based on Ancient Japanese Archetypes.
You are in the desert. You are traveling with 5 animals:
A Cow and
It is a long way more to the safety of civilization, and one by one, you are
forced to release each animal, until you are left with only one. In what order
would you get rid of each animal from your possession? Rank them an continue on
The desert represents hardship. Each
animal represents the following:
A Lion - Pride
A Monkey - Your Children
A Sheep - Friendship
A Cow - Basic Needs
A Horse - Your Passion
So, in the face of hardship, you will sacrifice each of these things in turn.
Your last animal represents that thing which you cling to at the expense of all