Choose Your Own Wolf


One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside every person. He said, 'My son, the battle is between two "wolves" inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.’

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?" The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

—From An Old Cherokee Tale of Two Wolves

Photo of Miles O'Brien from Star Trek Next Next Generation, with Caption: "Inside you there are two wolves. Sorry about the transporter malfunction."


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