Friday, January 4, 2013

It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

silhouette at sunset
Photo by Beth Currie
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"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." He 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 you - and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old man simply replied, "The one you feed."

1 comment:

MikeOdd said...

I remember this anecdote, it really holds up and is an incredibly astute observation of human nature.