Esprit de corps is a feeling of pride and loyalty that unites the members of a group. In every scenario, group tasks are encountered and only the group with the highest team spirit is successful.
Children learn the importance of team spirit early in life because sport is one arena that teaches you how vital team spirit is, like no other sphere can. In a group or a team no individual is more important to another; each has a certain task to perform so that the end result brings success and glory to the team. To make a vehicle run all the wheels need to work together in harmony- the front wheels are not more important than the rear wheels and in case even one wheel is unserviceable, it severely hampers the motion of the vehicle. Similarly, if a team member does not do his bit or works in his own away and not in sync with the others, the team will suffer in its output. One should identify with one’s team and should be above personal differences. In 1998, the main striking partnership of Manchester United was Andy Cole and Teddy Sheringham. However, following an incident they had differences and never spoke to each other again. They continued to play on the pitch though and went on to win The Premiership League, The FA Cup and The European Cup (the biggest club football prize in Europe).
Needless to say, the importance of team spirit cannot be over emphasized. There are areas where you have to perform individually to prove yourself but when you are part of a team, only the team counts.