Lessons from the Geese

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  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    Some of you probably have read this before but I feel it is something to share. It has been interpeted many different ways and can be applied so many different ways to life in general.


    "Lessons from the Geese"



    Lesson # 1: As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the ones behind it. By flying in a V formation, the whole flock adds 71% to the range possible for a bird flying alone.

    Lesson Learned: People who share a common direction and sense of communication can get where they’re going more quickly and easily because they’re traveling on each other’s energy.

    Lesson # 2: When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying o fly alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front.

    Lesson Learned: If we have as much sense as geese, we’ll stay in formation with those who are headed where we want to go, and we’ll be willing to accept their help as well as give ours to them.

    Lesson # 3: When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back into formation and another goose takes the point position.

    Lesson Learned: People, like geese, depend on each other.

    Lesson # 4: The geese in formation honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

    Lesson Learned: We need to make sure our honking from behind is encouraging.

    Lesson # 5: When a goose gets sick or wounded or is shot down, two geese drop down out of formation and follow it down to help protect it They stay with it until it’s able to fly again or dies. then they launch out on their own, join another formation, or catch up with the flock.

    Lesson Learned: If we have as much sense as geese, we’ll stand by each other in difficult times as well as good.
     
  2. Big Nick

    Big Nick New Member

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    That has some great information in it, but one thing in it is kinda bad. If a goose gets shot and two follow it down, then the chances are those two will get shot also. Watch out for eachother, but don't put your own life at risk. Unless of course its a loved one.
     

  3. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    Cheryl Good post :)
     
  4. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    thats a neat post cheryl

    will have to I.O.U. ya LOL
     
  5. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    Interesting stuff!!!
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  6. Tellico00

    Tellico00 New Member

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    Great post Cheryl,

    I guess it really does take a flock. <grin>
     
  7. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    No, Mike, it doesn't really take a flock, just one concerned person. Sometimes you never know where that angel will come from or who it will be, but they seem to help you when you need it.
     
  8. ersel

    ersel New Member

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    Good post Cheryl:)
     
  9. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Good one. Just forwarded it to a few friends.:)