Here is the sixth post in my series of Top Ten Reasons. To view my previous posts simply scroll up to the top right corner of the page and enter my name in the search box and click on the search icon.
REASON # 6 – Community
Community defined……..a feeling of fellowship with others,
as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals…..a body of
nations or states unified by common interests.
As soon as I watched those 2 videos (Video # 1 Video # 2 ) in July of 2018, I knew that Ash’s vision and mission would be embraced by millions of folks worldwide. In other words, I know that his project would attract an awesome community of like-minded folks, and I did not hesitate to position myself and help to spread the good news.
What can we learn from a community of geese?
Here are some quick facts about geese….
Young birds before fledging are called goslings.
The collective noun for a group of geese on the ground is a gaggle.
When in flight, they are called a skein, a team, or a wedge.
When flying close together, they are called a plump.
The Goose Story
When you see geese flying along in “V” formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in “V” formation, the whole flock adds at least 71 percent 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 V 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.
It seems that our GoFounders/ ONPASSIVE community has a lot in common with these beautiful creatures. Here is another pertinent post from fellow Founder Brenda
I had to come to our beautiful community for some peace. I’m getting tired of watching all the chaos that’s going on in the world. I live in Florida right now, which is pretty quiet where I live, but I’m originally from the Minneapolis, MN area and my two sons live in Minneapolis. It is crazy up there. Every time I come here and read everyone’s posts it just uplifts me and I know everything will be ok. This is the best community on the entire internet! Thank you all for being so positive and compassionate. Much love and blessings to everyone!
To me, being part of our awesome community is an excellent reason for joining GoFounders/ONPASSIVE! This, by itself, is worth the price of admission.
In my next post, I will discuss REASON # 7 – Timing