Re: [MOL] Working together - MUST READ THIS ONE [00198] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Working together - MUST READ THIS ONE



I've often wondered about that.  How very interesting.  Enjoyed the
article.

CIM


On Mon, 4 Sep 2000 21:56:38 EDT CCR417@aol.com writes:
>                GEESE
> 
>    Next fall, when you see geese heading south for the winter, 
> flying along 
> in 'V' formation, you might con- sider what science has discovered 
> as to why 
> they fly that way. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an 
> uplift for the 
> bird immediately following. By flying in 'V' formation, the whole 
> flock adds 
> at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.
>    People who share a common direction and sense of community can 
> get where 
> they are going more quickly and easily, because they are traveling 
> on the 
> thrust of one another.
>    When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag 
> and 
> resistance of trying to go it alone - and quickly gets back into 
> formation to 
> take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front.
>    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.
>   When the head goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing and 
> another 
> goose flies point.
>   It is sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs, whether with 
> people or 
> with geese flying south.
>   Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up 
> their speed.
>   What messages do we give when we honk from behind?
>   Finally - and this is important - when a goose gets sick or is 
> wounded by 
> gunshot, and falls out of formation, two other geese fall out with 
> that goose 
> and follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the 
> fallen 
> goose until it is able to fly or until it dies; and only then do 
> they launch 
> out on their own, or with another formation to catch up with their 
> group.
>   If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other like 
> that.
> --Author Unknown--
>
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