These are lessons we humans can learn from geese.
As each goose flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the birds that follow. By flying in a V formation, the flock adds 71% extra flying range.
People who share a sense of community can help each other get where they are going more easily....because they are traveling on the trust of one another.
When a goose falls out of formation, it feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It will quickly move back to take advantage of the lifting power of the birds in front.
If we have as much sense as geese, we stay in formation with others headed in the direction we want to go. We are willing to accept their help and offer our help in return.
When the lead goose tires, it drops back within the formation and another takes the lead position.
It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks. We should recognize, respect and protect each other’s unique arrangement of skills, capabilities, talents, and resources.
The geese flying in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
We need to make sure our honking is supportive. In groups where there is encouragement, production is greatly increased. Individual empowerment results from quality honking.
And finally, when a goose gets sick, two geese drop out of the formation and follow it to help and protect it.
If we have as much sense as geese, we will stand by each other in difficult times, as well as when we are strong.