On a wintry afternoon, an elderly man was at home sweeping ashes from his fireplace. He heard footsteps outside and recognized them as being from his grandson. But something was different. The steps were a little faster than normal and the man knew something was wrong. The boy pushed open the door and flooded into the room. He was upset, breathing hard, his clothes were torn, and on his face was a mixture of blood and mud.
“Are you okay?” asked the grandfather. “what happened to you?”
The boy caught his breath and told him two bullies stopped him after school. They beat him up and pushed his face in the mud. “I need your help.”
The grandfather turned to the boy and said, “I can help you. What do you need?” The boy replied, “I need to know how to repay them for what they did to me. I need to know how to get revenge.”
The grandfather looked at that boy and told him, “There are two wolves that live inside of me. Once is a good wolf. He is kind, forgiving, and generous. The other is an evil wolf. He is mean, vengeful, and destructive. Every day they fight to see which one is stronger and in control.” The boy looked has his grandfather and asked, “Which one wins?”
The old man replied, “The one I feed.”