If you had to boil all the ancient bodies of wisdom literature down to its most basic fundamental idea . . . . . . what is that idea?
You may have heard the account the old Cherokee chief (or whoever it was) gave his grandson about the two wolves, one foolish and one wise, battling inside him, and one he feeds is the one that wins.
This story comes very close to the mark, and is defective in only one small (but critical) measure:
Which wolf wins if you feed neither? Or both?
The foolish wolf.
You’ve got to feed the wise wolf. And starve the foolish one.