Indian Tale

An old Cherokee chief is 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

“One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance,
self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride,
superiority, self-doubt, and ego.

“The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility,
kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and

“This 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 chief simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Indian Tale

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