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Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee 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, jealousy, 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 this for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed”.


P.S. I want to thank Barbara Wilkinson for sharing this legend with me. I am not sure where she got this story from, but it is powerful and I thank the author, whoever you may be.


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  1. * Jenny says:

    This is a great story! So simple, but it sends a very strong message. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    | Reply Posted 6 years, 4 months ago
  2. * Judy says:

    Great legend!! and what a simple but profound thought. Something to always keep in mind.
    Thanks for sharing!

    | Reply Posted 6 years, 4 months ago

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