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Text Box: The Goose Story
 
Next spring when you see geese heading back north for the summer, flying along in a V-formation, you might be interested to know what scientists have learned about why they fly that way.  It has been learned that as each bird flaps its wing it creates an uplift for the bird immediately  Following.  By flying in a V-formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.
 
Basic Truth #1
People who share a common direction and a sense of communication get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the trust of one another.
 
Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it Suddenly feels the draft and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the birds immediately in front.
 
Basic Truth #2
If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those who are headed the same way we are going.
 
When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates to the back and another goose flies the point.

 
Basic Truth #3
It pays to take turns doing hard jobs, with geese flying north, or with people.
 
The goose honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
 
Basic Truth #4
we need to be careful what we say when we honk from behind.
 
Finally, when a goose gets sick or is wounded by gunshot or falls out, two geese fall out of formation and follow it down to help and protect it.  They stay with the goose until it is able to fly or until it is dead.  Then they launch out on their own or with another formation to catch up with their group.
 
Basic Truth #5
If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other.