Sunday, November 2, 2008

Old wisdoms

Last night a remarkable e-mail message came in.
From a person unknown.
The message only containing a website address.

Experience has learned this often means a scam, a way to plant a virus or some other nasty trick being played.

But this time, because of a good gut feeling, the website address was copied and introduced in the web browser.
(If you are not sure what it is, NEVER click on a web link in a received e-mail)

The link guided to a website called and a page with a short story:

A Motivational Story with Wisdom -
Two Wolves

Cherokee Wisdom .

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

In the first place, isn’t it nice of a person to send such a web link?
As to learn about this old Cherokee wisdom?
So, Jody the e-mail sender, thank you very much!

The website is owned by a Canadian couple.
Catherine and Byron Pulsifer.
They run a small business selling the books they write that are about living in a positive way.

Of course we immediately apply the positivism obtained by learning about the old Cherokee wisdom.
On Tuesday there are the elections in the USA and somehow it is organised that people have to wait in line often from 1 to 8 hours.
It is difficult to understand why in the most sophisticated and developed country in the world it has to be like that.

But anyway, it is advised that each person going to vote takes along a small but comfortable folding chair.
Not to sit in oneself, but to be able to offer the chair to any senior citizen waiting in the same line.
Because the sophistication has not reached a level yet that there is a special, faster and shorter line for senior citizen, pregnant women and physically challenged persons.
So take matters in the own hand and offer people that will appreciate it a seat.
Old European wisdom.


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