Which Wolf Will You Feed?

Tracy Smith, Mandy Scott

A Cherokee chief used an analogy when speaking to his grandson. He explained that inside of all of us there are two hungry wolves. “One wolf is always angry and resentful, greedy, full of false pride, self-pity and arrogance. He bears his teeth and is always ready to pounce. The other one has it in him to be a great pack leader. He protects the young and knows where to take the pack when the winds get too fierce. He is full of love, hope, kindness, joy, compassion, serenity and generosity. He is peaceful and humble and has a great sense of humor. Both of the wolves fight endlessly.”

“Which one wins?” The boy asked.

“The one who wins, Grandson, is the one you feed.”

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