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Feed Your Good Dog Story
Based on a Native American proverb...
A tribal elder is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he says to the boy.
"It is a terrible fight and it is between two dogs. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego."
He continues, "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 asks his grandfather, "Which dog will win?"
The chief simply replied,"The one you feed."
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