The Desert Test....Live or Die

  1. In the deadly heat of the desert you will need to make sacrifices to stay alive. How you react may give you some insight into your personality and priorities.

    The Desert Test

    I made it out alive....neener neener neener!!!!!
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  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   cactus wren
    Hmmm... so did I..Don`t quite understand the symbolism tho..
  4. by   karenG
    well I made it out alive- but sacrificied my children first which is spooky!!! cos I wouldnt do that- honest!!

    Karen
  5. by   fab4fan
    I made it out, too...aren't we just a bunch of smart people!!!
  6. by   nessa1982
    I think everyone makes it out alive. Ive seen something like this before with Animals representing values or something (it made you pick the animals in order of which youliked the best). When I did this test I picked what I thought were the most practical animals to go, of course the lion went first becuase I didnt want it to eat me and I kept the horse becuase I could ride it haha.
  7. by   researchrabbit
    When I did the test I got rid of the animals that I thought would use the most water first (the cow went first, I figured milk production would use up a lot), the lion last because it IS a desert animal in some ways; kept the monkey because it was little and wouldn't drink much! Never thought about any symbolism!
  8. by   WalMart_ADN
    hmm i sacrificed my kids...cause monkeys are stupid...but i don't feel bad cause i don't have any... (kids that is, not monkeys)
  9. by   emily_mom
    Well that's kind of lame that everyone makes it out...I wanted to see a little death here...

    Based on Japanese Archetypes the desert represents a hardship. Each of the animals represents an aspect of your life. The order in which you sacrifice the animals might be said to represent the importance of these things to you. The one that you sacrificed first is the least important, and the one that you kept is the most important.

    1 You sacrificed the Sheep. The Sheep represents friendship.
    2 You sacrificed the Horse. The Horse represents your passion.
    3 You sacrificed the Monkey. The Monkey represents your children.
    4 You sacrificed the Lion. The Lion represents pride.
    5 You kept the Cow. The Cow represents basic needs.

    I don't agree with it either. Why would I sacrafice my child before pride? I held off on getting rid of the lion b/c I thought he could protect me. The cow last b/c of sustenance. I thought about getting rid of the monkey first...which would have been bad...
  10. by   Mkue
    I made it out alive, sacrificed my children 3rd.. basic needs 4th I think and kept my Pride for last..lol..

    That was neat Kristi, thanks !

    I had thought about keeping the horse to the very end so I could ride him but horses need water too. I kept the lion in case he needed to protect me.
    Last edit by mkue on Jan 18, '03
  11. by   jemb
    Originally posted by WalMart_ADN
    i don't have any... (kids that is, not monkeys)
    You have monkeys??!!

    I made it out alive, too. First to go was the monkey, then the sheep (figured it would die of heat exhaustion, anyway), then the horse. Kept the lion as long as possible for protection, and figured even if the cow drank all the water, I could still drink the milk.
  12. by   CashewLPN
    hmm.... I rode the horse, with a monkey on my shoulder....
    see first went the cow, and we ate him.
    second went the sheep, and we ate him.
    third went the lion, because he wandered away, because there was nothing good left to eat...
    and, the horse, wandered off one night, and was eaten by the lion.... (quote from the lion 'it was like a strange, stripeless zebra... kinda gamey)
    and, I walked out, talking with the monkey, who I kept b/c they're hard to get.... (smart monkey... pretty monkey!)
    --Barbara
  13. by   RNonsense
    ew.
    Well I don't like the psychology in THAT...
  14. by   Stargazer
    1 You sacrificed the Monkey. The Monkey represents your children.
    2 You sacrificed the Lion. The Lion represents pride.
    3 You sacrificed the Sheep. The Sheep represents friendship.
    4 You sacrificed the Cow. The Cow represents basic needs.
    5 You kept the Horse. The Horse represents your passion.

    Alrighty, but I'm not sure I have any idea what this means in relation to my real life.

    Kristi--LOVE your avatar! :chuckle

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