A Life Lesson

Cherokees, wolves, and a moral. What more could you want from a story? Not much, I think. Especially since I will be teaching a course on animals and have two weeks on wolves. I think I will use this story.

The story is found at Scheiss Weekly.

“One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

He said, “My son, the battle is between 2 wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

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.””

Note: I am adding this to Fun Facts, because that is where almost all the sites I want to use for Heroes and Villains and for Marvelous Creatures are blogged.