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



What a wonderful, inspiring message. I think this forum is like the geese 
and it brings me pride to be part of it...Bridget


>From: CCR417@aol.com
>Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>CC: Dgent915@aol.com, OWL6260@aol.com, DDLUCKY@aol.com, RWR9117@aol.com,    
>     DGAL46@aol.com, Tamee8167@aol.com
>Subject: [MOL] Working together - MUST READ THIS ONE
>Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 21:56:38 EDT
>
>                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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