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|The Sense of a Goose|
|02/07/01 at 00:16:41|
|I think someone posted this a long time ago but I can't find it. Anyhow worth keeping I think:|
The Sense of the Goose
In the fall when you see geese heading south for the winter flying along in
the "V" formation, you might be interested in knowing what science has
discovered about why they fly that way. It has been learned that as each
bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately
By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater
flying range than if each bird flew on its own.
PEOPLE WHO ARE PART OF A TEAM AND SHARE A COMMON DIRECTION GET WHERE THEY
ARE GOING QUICKER AND EASIER, BECAUSE THEY ARE TRAVELLING ON THE TRUST OF
Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and
resistance of trying to go through it alone and quickly gets back into
formation to take advantage of the power of the flock.
IF WE HAVE AS MUCH SENSE AS A GOOSE, WE WILL SHARE INFORMATION WITH THOSE
WHO ARE HEADING THE SAME WAY WE ARE GOING.
When the lead goose gets tired, he rotates back in the wing and another
goose takes over.
IT PAYS TO SHARE LEADERSHIP AND TAKE TURNS DOING HARD JOBS.
The geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep their speed.
WORDS OF SUPPORT AND INSPIRATION HELP ENERGIZE THOSE ON THE FRONT LINE,
HELPING THEM TO KEEP PACE IN SPITE OF THE DAY-TO-DAY PRESSURES AND FATIGUE.
Finally, when a goose gets sick or is wounded by a gunshot and falls out,
two geese fall out of the formation and follow the injured one down to help
and protect him. They stay with him until he is either able to fly or until
he is dead, and then they launch out with another formation to catch up with
IF WE HAVE THE SENSE OF A GOOSE, WE WILL STAND BY EACH OTHER WHEN THINGS GET
The next time you see a formation of geese, remember...
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