For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack, wrote Rudyard Kipling.
Good team is a blessing, just like neighbours. Also, team work involves fun.
I remember a story in a children’s magazine. A man hunting for a job meets a circus manager. “A popular gorilla in my circus has died. I will put on a gorilla costume for you. Act typically and cheer the crowd,” the manager said. The man took up the challenge and soon became popular. One day, the “gorilla” leaped, but unfortunately landed in the next cage where a ferocious lion roared. The “gorilla” screamed as the lion jumped. Then it happened. The lion caught the gorilla and whispered, “Idiot, quietly escape to your cage or both of us will lose our jobs.”
I had a personal experience too. It was a seminar in Delhi organised by my earlier newspaper in Mumbai. When I was merrily gulping food during lunchtime, a famous but mischievous chief reporter SB rushed towards me, hurriedly put something on my plate and said: “Excellent potato bhajiya, try.” I should have thought twice about his sudden affection, but did not do so and paid a price. It was actually a fish dish and I am a veggie. It was too late to react; I had already digested a tiny piece.