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].
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Prince George's Philharmonic Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 8:00pm
Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, Bowie, MD
Charles Ellis, conductor – Terrence Wilson, piano
Smetana From Bohemia’s Woods and Fields from Ma Vlast
Britten Men of Goodwill: Variations on a Christmas Carol
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Barber Die natali, Op. 37; Chorale Preludes for Christmas
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio espagnol, Op.34