“There is an old Cherokee story about a grandfather who is teaching his grandson about life. He says to his grandson, ‘A fight is going on inside me. It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One is evil; he is anger, envy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment, and superiority. The other is good; he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, generosity, and compassion. This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.’
The grandson thinks about this for a minute and then asks his grandfather, ‘Which wolf will win?’
The old Cherokee simply replies, ‘The one we feed.’”
from Zoe Weil’s book "Most Good, Least Harm"