Have You a Wolf Inside You ?

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  1. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    TWO WOLVES?

    One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

    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."

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      "Quill"posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great post and one filled with great wisdom...Thank you for your words they are well received.

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      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      wasnt that in a movie? like...ummm, "10000 bc" or something?

      by the way, I feed them both scraps.... wink

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      Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nice story.
      Only one problem...
      No "wolf" is all good.

      A wolf and a lamb is a truer comparison.

      1. Hokey profile image60
        Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Come on Brenda. It's a metaphor. Beside my cousin had a wolf and it was a wonderful animal. Had it 12 years.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I can understand that.
          Still, to me, the storyline just doesn't fit right.

          1. Hokey profile image60
            Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            OK. I can give you that. smile

    4. TheGlassSpider profile image69
      TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is a beautiful metaphor, Irish. Thank you for sharing. We certainly do have a choice over which one we feed, don't we?

  2. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    "Quill" thanks for your comment - hope it was enjoyed smile

  3. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    Both wolves are always hungry. I feed both. And no one wins. I just live with them peacefully !
    lol

  4. Rod Marsden profile image73
    Rod Marsdenposted 8 years ago

    With me it is the evil one that wins most of the time.

  5. thooghun profile image81
    thooghunposted 8 years ago

    Call me a cynic but I disagree with the cliches. For instance, Jealousy if taken too far is obviously detrimental, but in small amounts it lets our partner know we care. Arrogance on occasion should not be considered an evil. Similarly guilt can serve as a lesson and resentment may be justified.

    I don't see these qualities as absolutes, they all revolve around an ever-changing context; which is why, to me, there is only one wolf.

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Or you feed them both ,as I do.
      Or none at all !
      lol

      I agree with you ! Everything is relative

  6. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    Hello to all you Hublicious people and how are your wolves today smile

    1. Beth100 profile image72
      Beth100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Howling, blood thirsty and wild!  One single pack running in harmony. 

      How's the IrishO today?

  7. LeeStrickler profile image54
    LeeStricklerposted 8 years ago

    I have heard this one before and love it. Thanks for sharing it.

  8. donotfear profile image86
    donotfearposted 8 years ago

    I'm sad to say I often feed the bad wolf. But before long, I run outta food and head back for the safety of the good wolf. Very good story with a deep message.

 
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