An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said 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 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 Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
First People - The Legends. Cherokee Legend of Two Wolves. November 16, 2004. [accessed April 7, 2012].
Monday, July 20, 2009
Well at the last moment in the dark shadows of probable big moneyed interest of the council chamber, Prince George's County invaded and invested the rural tier (Woodland - Crain Corner) ignoring its own planning strategies and destroying three centuries of history in the hope that it can continue “mauling/malling” its way to prosperity. While most counties and forward thinking municipalities are trying to preserve ecosystem services, Prince George's County blithely figures that as with all its other problems, it can simply pretend that someone else somewhere will rescue it when the time comes. When the county is paved over and green space is at a premium Prince George's will be known as the parking lot of the Washington metro area devoid of ecosystem services, and wondering why when it could have been the leader it chose to follow tired worn out models long shown to be dysfunctional. Asphalt is not the future, it is the past; the future is building sustainably something the present majority of the Council simply doesn't get. This is the same council that placed a trash waste transfer station one mile from their newly designated MXT use (no where near public transit) site in a rural part of the county and thinks that world class hotels will be lining up to have high rise over-looks with a view of a trash haulers. And worse the transfer station is right next to an environmental critical area of the central Patuxent River of Maryland, but no matter Prince George’s politicians know that water comes from the tap and a clean river is not their problem, nor clean air for that matter. And one mile away they are planning to entice cutting edge office workers to smell the stink of shady planning.