We use the metaphor of a flock of geese to describe how we work together to build a community. The following describes that community …
Geese have got it …
• As each bird flaps its wings it creates an updraft for the bird following. By flying in a “V” formation, the whole flock adds a greater flying range than if the bird flew alone.
• Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front.
• When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back into the rear of the formation and another goose takes up the point position.
• The geese in formation honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
• When a goose gets sick, is wounded, or shot down, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to earth to help and protect it. They stay with their disabled companion until it is able to fly again or die.
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