The Wolf

An old Indian man was teaching his grandchildren about life.

He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me. It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, ego, and unfaithfulness.

"The other wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, forgiveness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faithfulness.

"This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person too."

They thought about it for a minute then one child asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win, grandfather?"

The old man simply replied, "The one you feed."