There’s an old Cherokee legend about two wolves that goes like this:
An old man was talking to his grandson about life.
He told the young boy, “A battle is going on inside of me. It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf represents all that is bad — fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other wolf represents all that is good — joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, and compassion.”
The old man then turned to the boy and said, “The same fight is going on inside of you, and inside of every person on this great earth.”
The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he turned to his grandfather and asked, “But which wolf will win?”
And the old man replied, “The one you feed.”