There is a Cherokee parable where a grandfather describes a great fight that goes on inside of every person. The grandfather explains that the fight is between two wolves, one representing selfishness and arrogance and the other representing kindness and compassion.
“Which wolf will win?” asks the grandson. “The one we feed,” answers the grandfather.
We are reminded of this parable and the grandfather’s answer when thinking of another struggle taking place inside our state.
It’s a struggle between two economic futures. One future is bleak: Maine as an aging state with limited job opportunities and young Mainers fleeing for greener pastures.
The other is a future of promise and innovation with an increase in good paying jobs and an educated populace prepared to assume those jobs.