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I can't imagine living my life being so emotionally immature. Some people are so invested in their delusions that they have to pretend they are being attacked in order to relieve the discomfort of having to face their failings. This childish reaction is the foundation of the christian persecution myth in the United States.
An old Cherokee told his grandson, "My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. 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 boy thought about it and asked, "Grandfather, which wolf wins?" The old man quietly replied, "The one you feed."