Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Two Wolves

Cherokee Wisdom

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

He said, "My son, the battle is between two 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 that you feed."


  1. I enjoy your blog! The wisdom imparted by diverse cultures (in this example, Cherokee wisdom) is important to a better future for learners and teachers in our age. I commend you for sharing this idea with us.

    Dr. E. Kowch
    Graduate Program Director, University of Calgary.


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