An old Cherokee [NOT! – see below] chief took his grandchildren into the forest and sat them down and said to them, “A fight is going on inside me. This is a terrible fight and it is a fight between two wolves. One wolf is the wolf of fear, anger, arrogance, and greed. The other wolf is the wolf of courage, kindness, humility, and love.” The children were very quiet and listening to their grandfather with both their ears as he then said to them, “This same fight between the two wolves that is going on inside of me is also going on inside of you, and inside of every person.”
They thought about it for a minute, and then one child asked the chief, “Grandfather, which wolf will win the fight?”
He said quietly, “The one you feed.”
Originally posted here, but then they spotted this brilliant take-down of the “ancient wisdom from brown people did our best to wipe out after we stole their land” meme.
And if we are on about wolves surviving, well, there’s that story about the technique of killing a wolf – get a super-sharp stick and cover it in a bit of fat. Wolf comes along, licks the fat, cuts its tongue, tastes blood, starts licking it, more bloody, more licking… bleeds to death. Would that work? Dunno, but it’s a good metaphor for humans and their oil thirst, isn’t it?
And there’s that Los Lobos song, isn’t there?