Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson of a battle that goes on inside people. He said: “My son. The battle is between two wolves inside all of us. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, sorrow, self-pity, greed, arrogance, guilt, resentment, lies, inferiority, false pride, superiority and ego. The other is good. It is love, hope, peace, joy, serenity, kindness, humility, faith, empathy, benevolence, generosity and compassion.” The grandson thought about this and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?” the old Cherokee replied: “The one you feed.”