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A Cherokee Fable of Two Wolves: Good and Evil

Sometimes, the best life lessons that are passed from one generation to the next are short, simple, elegant, and breathtaking. I found one such lesson on my Facebook timeline as a meme. I want to share this fable with you: An old Cherokee told his grandson, My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealously, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth. The boy thought about it, and asked, Grandfather, which wolf wins? The old man quietly replied, The one you feed. – Author unknown Of course, the grandfather’s message is implicit: Feed the good wolf and starve the evil one. While the grandfather’s lesson is deceptively simple, it is difficult to learn in its totality – that bad wolf resides within all of us, and he is hungry and greedy, always pushing, pushing, pushing... Because we are constantly wanting something, what

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