There’s a great, old American Indian fable that’s been around a long time, and the reason I’m reminding you of it is because it provides a subtle backdrop for the film Tomorrowland, co-written and directed by Brad Bird (this is not a plot spoiler):
A Tale Of Two Wolves
One evening, an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a terrible fierce battle that goes on inside everyone.
He said, “My son, it’s a terrible fight! The battle is between the two ‘wolves’ inside your head! One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.”
“The other wolf is good,” he continued. “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 battle?” The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed the most.”
P.S. I loved the film Tomorrowland. However, Disney is not very happy. They forked over $180M to make it, and it only grossed $110.6M on Memorial Day weekend. See the Wall Street Journal article “Holiday Box Office Lowest Since 2001.”