by Stephen on June 10, 2011. in Inspirational Stories. By flying in their ‘V', the whole flock adds at least 71% more flying range than if each bird flew on its own. Over 300 entries were submitted within the first 24 hours, and I am humbled by the unprecedented volume and speed of generosity. Third, when the lead goose gets tired, it drops back into the flock and allows another to lead. By flying in a “V” formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own. Legend of the Geese. One of the flock had been captured by a gardener, who had clipped its wings before releasing it. We look on in horror as waves of refugees flee their respective countries, as waters drown some cities while fires ravish others, cried as koalas stand mutely in Australia while locusts plague Africa. By flying in “V” formation, the whole flock adds at least 71 percent greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own. My advice 4 u is to understand the story and don’t go round looking for the flaws in the story if who knows, the story written up might improve u in some ways. By flying in “V” formation, the whole flock adds at least 71 percent greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own. I never realized this…Birdwatcher sounds an awful lot like someone I know…O_o…JONATHAN FORD?! Lessons From Geese. No OFFENCE meant. Why did I share this? Time for individuals, companies and above all, governments, to step up to the plate. ( name please ). It is this kind of ground-up insight that I believe many of us need to listen to right now: It is time. Subscribe to receive notifications of new stories by email: 1999–2020 • Motivational Stories • Privacy • Back to top ↑, motivational, uplifting stories, life lessons…. View another version of Lessons From Geese . Spurred into action, we constructed and posted an open-source challenge and watched as colleagues, friends, partners and the world jumped in with ideas, inspiration and suggestions for ways to act, things to do, stuff that can happen now. I used it for a school project. Nice to meet you all. The whole flock honks, including the point goose. That was over two years ago. Really interesting how the geese would do that and stuff…. Hello everyone. As each goose flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird immediately following. Each bird flies slightly above the bird in front of him, resulting in a reduction of wind resistance. Geese will not fall out of formation with one that falls away, nor will they stay with the fallen one until it flies or dies. A flock of wild geese had settled to rest on a pond. I’ve spent the best part of the last week like most of us, socially distanced at home, vacillating between news and friends, between catastrophe and cat videos. The birds take turns being in the front, falling back when they get tired. They stay with it until it is able to fly again or dies. We’re in the middle of a pandemic. In fact, one study found they can increase their range by 70% on long migratory flights. Geese are fascinating creatures and for many reasons, our company name and logo represent seven geese flying in a V-formation.Below are 7 things we can learn, some of which I extracted from reading Christopher Knight’s post: 1. Fact 1: As each goose flaps its wings it creates an "uplift" for the birds that follow. As each goose flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird immediately following. The Story of the Goose. In the fall, you see geese heading south for the winter, flying along in the “V” formation. Months after Japan had been ravaged by the earthquake in 2011, subsequent tsunami and the impending nuclear reactor meltdown in Fukushima, I was asked to come to Tōhoku, the area most devastated, and speak about…something hopeful. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. I want to end on a story. Some of the most moving and hopeful stories came from China — the young doctor in Wuhan wheeling his elderly COVID-19 patient in his hospital bed on their way back from the patient’s lung scan to pause just for a few minutes to watch the sunset together — and from Africa, where regrettably people have lived through health pandemics such as Ebola and have experience of the lived behaviors many of us now need to learn. If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those people who are headed the same way we are. Scientists have determined that the V-shaped formation that geese use when migrating serves two important purposes: First, it conserves their energy. Words and rhetoric are lost. hey. I only wished humans can learn from the geese. Yes, serious times need serious consideration, but people want simple action, decisiveness and above all, to be part of the solution, to be asked, heard and included. Also false – Geese honk from behind. Every day since then there’s been some kind of escalation — accelerating climate change, tension between globalism and nationalism, global poverty and inequality, the persistence of extremism, sexual violence, the crisis of power and parity in our systems, fake news, rising radicalism, the cheapening of leadership and above all else, our inability to trust anyone or anything anymore. It is time. There is no time for politics, for strategy, for intellectualizing over frameworks and for complexity. Actions speak. Moral of the Story: Once you’ve established a good team stay together and work together. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock increases the flight efficiency by 71% compared to just one bird flying alone. Have to agree with @birdwatcher even though I love the story and good idea that there is not always a lead goose in real life, I hate when people make up things like that as I would end up believing it’s true and probably telling others about it too – I like nothing better than truth – can’t stand made up things. When you see geese flying along in “V” formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way. I have always believed that renaissance follows revolution and that it is our job as a society right now and specifically our role as creative thinkers inside that society, to be both optimistic and pragmatic, to hold the light of possibility open and to believe that things will get better, whilst at the same time rolling up our sleeves and engaging first hand in ways to solve the problem. ARCS NEWS, Vol. Because wild geese are a fundamentally collaborative species. byeeeee(: i know you Mr/Mrs Anonymous? Above all, I think it is time for us all to flock together, so that we can all keep going. Lesson 2: Stay in formation. The moral point of the story is nice, but it is disingenuous when someone attributes human behaviors or motives to a goose. I wonder if it is time for us all to fly together right now, to create uplift for each other, to each take our turn and to help everyone’s ideas come to the forefront. The original version of Lessons from Geese was written by Dr Robert McNeish in 1972. To be part of the renaissance that always follows the revolution. Lesson 1: Sharing the same direction and working as a team, get us to the destination quicker and easier. When a goose gets sick or wounded or is shot down, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help and protect it. “My New Year’s Resolutions this year are the same as they were last year: to use the complexity and swirl in the world as a source of inspiration, not just frustration. It is now. Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.

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