There is an old saying that says; "Within each of us two wolves battle."
"One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego."
"The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth."
The question being which one wins?
The answer is the one we feed.
World events seem determined to force us to lose our perspective and choice of which we will feed. Try as we may we may feel powerless to escape the trap. This is just an illusion, a web of lies spun by the evil wolf to force us to feed it. The truth the evil wolf does not want us to see is that we always have a choice. It is true we can not control people and events, but how we react to them, is our choice.
We can always chose the path that leads to feeding the good wolf or we can allow our choice to cause us to feed the evil wolf.
Over the years I have given this little parable a great deal of thought. I have come to believe the food is our "emotional equity", the stronger the emotional response the great the influence, good or evil. We are all getting more and more cautious with how wee spend our hard earned cash, but we seem to be over looking and throwing away the most valuable currency we have, our inner peace.
As our world continues to spiral faster in what ever direction it is going, I believe we, as individuals need to slow down our emotional reactions to it. Take some time to consider if we are investing our emotional equity wisely and ultimately feeding the right wolf.
Do I believe I have the answer for everyone, not hardly. I am like you walking my path as best I can, all I can hope is that I may help someone else along their path in some small way.