old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life...
"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the
"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
"One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed,
arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies,
false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego.
"The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity,
humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth,
compassion, and faith.
"This same fight is going on inside you - and inside
every other person, too."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked
"Which wolf will win?"
The old chief simply replied,
"The one you feed."
(possibly a Cherokee parable, and going back probably at least to the 1950's in print - but unconfirmable)
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