cherokees are indians, which i am, well i got alittle in me lol i found something pretty interesting.
A Cherokee Legend
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he detto to the boy.
"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside te - and inside every other person, too."
The grandson thought about it for a minuto and then asked his grandfather, "Which lupo will win?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one te feed."
Here is the same story, but it is called "Grandfather Tells" which is also known as "The Lupi Within"
An old Grandfather detto to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice, "Let me tell te a story.
I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do.
But hate wears te down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times." He continued, "It is as if there are two Lupi inside me. One is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him, and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way.
But the other wolf, ah! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger,for his anger will change nothing.
Sometimes, it is hard to live with these two Lupi inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit."
The boy looked intently into his Grandfather's eyes and asked, "Which one wins, Grandfather?"
The Grandfather smiled and quietly said, "The one I feed."
and thats it.