- Every day, we have the opportunity to embrace a darker path or to act in a helpful and hopeful way
- Anger is often triggered by other emotions such as fear, rejection or desperation
This essay is part of a column called The Wisdom Project by David Allan, editorial director of CNN Health and Wellness. The series is on applying to one's life the wisdom and philosophy found everywhere, from ancient texts to pop culture. You can follow David at @davidgallan. Don't miss another Wisdom Project column; subscribe here.
(CNN)"A fight is going on inside me," said an old man to his grandson. "It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves," one good and one bad. So goes a version of a traditional Cherokee legend (or a modern Billy Graham story).
Starve one wolf
Feed the other wolf
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