There once was an old Cherokee who one evening 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, 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.” — Author Unknown
This story is especially good for young people because it’s so easy to visualize and understand. I think it’s inspiring for all ages because it makes morality so personal. No blame. No shame. No “Thou shall not!”. It’s simply up to each one of us: Which wolf will we feed?