The good wolf and the bad wolf. Legend for kids

The Fight of the wolves It is a legend of the Indians Cherokee, ideal for teaching the child to distinguish what is right from what is wrong. Making the child differentiate between the good and the bad must be part of the education he receives from his parents and educators. How to do it?

It is not always easy because it depends a lot on the example that the child receives from the people around him. However, even if it is a delicate subject, children need to learn to differentiate these two worlds so that as adults they can know how to act, defend themselves or face all situations in the future.

The first years of a child's life are essential to implant positive values ​​such as respect, putting oneself in the place of the other, love, self-control, non-violence, and knowing how to differentiate the good from the bad, the appropriate from the inappropriate , right from wrong, right from wrong, etc.

A Cherokee Indian elder invited the children of the village to sit in a circle to tell him a story about life, about the different paths we can choose to follow in life ...

The Indian told them:

- There is a battle that always happens inside me and that will also be inside you ... it is a great fight between two wolves:

… A wolf represents: fear, anger, envy,

the pain, the regret, the greed,

arrogance, guilt, resentment,

the inferiority, the lies,

false pride, superiority and ego.

... The other wolf is: joy, peace, love,

hope, sharing, serenity,

humility, kindness, benevolence,

friendship, generosity, truth and faith.

The old man looked at the children and said:

- That same fight is taking place within you and that of anyone who lives.

The children thought for a moment and one of the grandchildren asked their grandfather:

- And which of the two wolves will win?

And the old Cherokee replied:

- The wolf you feed the most will win.


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