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[Flying Geese]

A Sense of a Goose

When you see geese flying along in "V" formation,
you might consider what science has discovered as to
why they fly that way. As each bird flaps its wings,
it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following.
By flying in "V" formation, the whole flock adds at least
71 percent greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.

People who share a common direction and sense of community
can get where they are going more quickly and easily
because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.

[Geese] When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the
drag and resistance of trying to go it alone - and quickly
gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting
power of the bird in front.

If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation
with those people who are headed the same way we are.

When the head goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing
and another goose flies point.

It is sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs,
whether with people or with geese flying south.

Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to
keep up their speed.

What messages do we give when we honk from behind?

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Finally - and this is important - when a goose gets sick or
is wounded by gunshot, and falls out of formation, two other
geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help
and protection. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able
to fly or until it dies, and only then do they launch out on
their own, or with another formation to catch up with their group.

If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each
other like that.

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