An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them:
“A fight is going on inside me. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf is evil – he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority and ego.
The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
This same fight is going on inside you and inside every other person too.”
They thought about what the elder had said, and then one child asked his grandfather:
“Which wolf will win, Grandfather?”
The elder simply replied:
“The one you feed.”