A conversation between a Cherokee elder and his grandson


One evening a Cherokee elder told his grandson about the battle that goes on inside people.

He said, “My son, the battle is between the two ‘wolves’ that live inside us all. One is Unhappiness. It is fear, worry, anger, jealousy, sorrow, self-pity, resentment and inferiority. The other is Happiness. It is joy, love, hope, serenity, kindness, generosity, truth and compassion. ”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”

The old cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed”.