Two Wolves

The following is a Native American Legend called Two Wolves. It's short, but it says so much ...
A Grandfather from the Cherokee Nation was talking with his grandson.

"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves."

"One wolf is evil and ugly: He is angry, envious, warlike, greedy, self-pitying, sorrowful, regretful, guilty, resentful, feels inferior, lies, has false pride, feels superior, is selfish and arrogant."

"The other wolf is beautiful and good: He is friendly, joyful, peaceful, loving, hopful, serene, humble, kind, benevolent, just, fair, empathetic, generous, true, compassionate, grateful, and has deep vision."

"This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other human as well."

The grandson paused in deep reflection because of what his grandfather had just said. Then he finally cried out; "Oyee! Grandfather, which wolf will win?"

The elder Cherokee replied, "Which ever one you feed."

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