A Parable About Life And The Importance Of Asking The Right Question(s)

The parable you are about to read was part of a an excellent post at Frankenstein Government.

An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life…

_______

“A fight is going on inside me,” the Chief said to his grandson.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

“One is evil – he is angry, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego.

“The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

“This same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

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

The old chief simply replied,
“The one you feed.

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The grandson asked the right question, didn’t he? Had he not asked the right question, if he had just smiled and thanked his grandfather for a good story and run off to play, he would have missed the lesson of the parable.

So, here is something to think about as we struggle to get through life as best we can. Are we asking the right questions?

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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