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The wolf I feed

Posted by Alex Krainer on February 23, 2014

A Cherokee tribal chief was telling his grandson about the battle he was waging within himself. He said, “it’s between two wolves… one wolf is an evil wolf full of envy, sorrow, greed, guilt, self-pity, resentment, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other is the good wolf of joy, love, hope, serenity, empathy, truth, generosity, compassion, and faith.

The boy asked, “which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee replied, “the one I feed.”

This story was told by Bill Moyers in his speech at the National Conference for Media Reform in Minneapolis on 7th June, 2008.

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Sandals

Posted by Alex Krainer on October 28, 2013

In 1893 Mahatma Gandhi went to South Africa, intending to stay there for only a few months. He ended up living there for 21 years as he took up the struggle to restore the dignity and rights to a subdued, disarmed, and enslaved Indian community.

During those years, his chief political opponent was General Ian Christian Smuts who, as the Colonial secretary and later the Secretary of the Interior was responsible for implementing some of the discriminatory laws against the Indians.

When Gandhi finally left South Africa in 1914, Smuts wrote, “The saint has left our shores, Read the rest of this entry »

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