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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].

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Small Thought in a Smaller County

Mr. Olsen and the Third District of Prince George's County were denied a chance once again to chair the County Council, something it has not done for twenty years or more. It sure looks like the 3rd District is taken advantage of in the politics of the petty. Someday if the politics of sectionalism continues we should not be surprised to see District 3 seek to remove itself to a more accepting county taking the university with it. And if District 1 decided to join a succession movement it would result in a major removal of federal presence mostly ignored in the present squabbling milieu of our power elites. Who knows, District 4 might want to leave also taking the second largest city in Maryland with it, allowing the remaining cliques full play with their diminished resources.  With National Harbor already marketing itself as part of Old Town Alexandria and Northern Virginia, how long before other sections throw in the towel and give up on the small centers of smaller vision?

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