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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."
Great post and one filled with great wisdom...Thank you for your words they are well received.
wasnt that in a movie? like...ummm, "10000 bc" or something?
by the way, I feed them both scraps....
Only one problem...
No "wolf" is all good.
A wolf and a lamb is a truer comparison.
Come on Brenda. It's a metaphor. Beside my cousin had a wolf and it was a wonderful animal. Had it 12 years.
This is a beautiful metaphor, Irish. Thank you for sharing. We certainly do have a choice over which one we feed, don't we?
"Quill" thanks for your comment - hope it was enjoyed
Both wolves are always hungry. I feed both. And no one wins. I just live with them peacefully !
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.
Hello to all you Hublicious people and how are your wolves today
I have heard this one before and love it. Thanks for sharing it.
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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