Cherokee Life Lesson

A Grandfather Cherokee was teaching his grandson about life.
‘A fight is going on inside me’, 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 other is good, 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 Grandfather Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one you feed.’

Ponder that poignant statement! All too often, it seems, in this world too many people default to the “evil” side.