One night, a Cherokee grandfather was teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside of us all,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.”
“One is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
The old man then continued, “The other is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside of me, inside of you, and inside every other person too.”
The grandson thought about what he had said for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”