We as people struggle in our everyday lives, whether its school, work, relationships, or even who gets the best parking spot at Wal-Mart. It’s not even just people. It could be the struggle between good and evil, or animals competing to survive.
Competition and struggle surrounds us all the time. Did you know that trees will compete against each other for sunlight? They compete to survive, much like us. You see, the world is a round ball swirling with competition and we are only the competitors living in it.
Passion is part of this competition. Passion drives us human beings into the most insane mind blowing tasks. Passion drives us into rebellion and change. We are compelled to act upon what we believe in. I mean come on, Martin Luther King marched and spoke for the unfairness of segregation. He had a passion for equality and justice. And look where we stand today? In a nation who’s government treats everyone equally. Passion is what pushes us to succeed and excel above all other expectations. If you have passion then the possibilities for what you accomplish are endless.
Besides passion another common factor in struggle is the forces of the good, and the evil. I’m not going to go into detail on this one because there are several reasons why one might pick either side, but I do have a short story about the matter.
A Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life, and he says,”Son there is a fight taking place inside of me. It is a struggle between two wolves. One is named Evil and he is; anger, hate, malice, arrogance, greed, inferiority, lies, and superiority. The other one is named Good, he is; joy, happiness, kindness, selflessness, benevolence, peace, love, hope, serenity, and humility. The same war is going on inside you and every other human being who walks this earth. The boy mulled over this for a minute and then asked, “Which wolf wins?” The old man simply replied,”The one you feed.”
I hope you enjoyed this elaboration and think over the story I just told. I remember when I first heard this story and it sure does have a lot of depth to it. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! And I hope to hear from you all soon.