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 theyre going more quickly and easily because theyre traveling on each others 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, well stay in formation with those who are headed where we want to go, and well 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 its 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, well stand by each other in difficult times as well as good.