m&ms asked in Education & ReferenceQuotations · 1 decade ago

What does the saying, "There's no 'I' in Team" mean?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    T- Together

    E- Everyone

    A- Achieves

    M- More

    As there is no "I" in the word "TEAM" there is also no room for the concept of "I" in a team environment. So when you refer to a team it is "we" and "us" and "together". This is great concept and in a work environment make sure that someone is doing something and doing it on time. Even teams have captains and champions. Too often no one directs the team and no goals are scored.

    In case you haven't noticed the concept of teams is a pet peeve of mine. I see too often that no one actually takes responsibility and gets things done. It easier on ones self when the "team" loses.

    Its a little harder when you personally fail a challenge!

  • Leanne
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    5 years ago

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    I think this is when of the best questions I've ever come across in my entire time being here. I am envious because I wish I had thought to ask it. I knew you had read and translated much of the 'original' text rather than going by the Anglicized version and I always wondered what much of it really said. That so many people read the Bible thousands of years later and refuse to recognize it has been extremely altered and made to perpetuate prejudices over time never ceases to amaze me. Throughout time it has been revamped and retranslated. Human beings have taken their own wants, needs and made them applicable. Entire societies have changed the Bible so it is something the governing parties can utilize to further their causes, usually of evil. The English translations hardly touch upon the original Hebrew (O.T.) and Greek (N.T.). I know little of these original works and original languages but it is impossible not to be aware of the depths to which man can take a manuscript and change its stories for personal gain. I know almost nothing of what the 'original' (as original as can be) scripts say but I am aware too that they were written in an entirely different era and perpetuated a set of laws and morals meant to fix the problems of that time. I know you are a Christian and I an atheist, but I utterly respect the fact that you have looked into your beliefs with such depth and kept always in the back of your mind the fact that those of a high position - royalty, despots, lawmakers, tyrants, etc.- have ripped any original scripts apart so as to enforce their often terroristic beliefs upon the masses. Rarely have the majority of people ever had a voice in regard to what they believed the Bible meant. Now most just (and this goes back to your "bossy" question) interpret whatever stunted version they have in a self-serving manner, judging everyone except themselves. I want to ask you personally if you can explain what you believe about God's "free will" to me, Uncle W. Not only does such a concept seem not to be mentioned at all in the Bibles, I have to wonder why someone so ethereal would offer words and laws to a people he's created with such a great bounty of ignorance - and why he's only allowed them to use about 6% of their brain capacity anyway. Why not create us as a peaceful lot and allow us to traverse the vast universes and love and be happy? Why hold that back from everyone? I do not agree at all with the premise that people need to suffer in order to understand how good they have it - although I can somewhat comprehend how that can be in this world. Why not create people to learn about this huge, eternal world by offering it up to them from the beginning? Nobody could ever tire of the experience as it will always be new. I know how sappy this may sound but I do not mean it to be at all. If there is so very much to our world, all of it created by God, then why not give his live creations the means to enjoy it all to their fullest extent? Why limit them so? Thank you, Wayne, for an excellent and thought-provoking question. It is a shame that more Christians like you don't recognize the fallacies of any human rendering of the possible supernatural. Some do (and I know a number here - hi Rammie, Kerilyn, Bella, etc.) but the majority seem to completely refuse to engage such an idea (probably because they're so... human).

  • 1 decade ago

    The saying "There is no 'I' in Team" means that when you are on a team, you don't do it by yourself, there is no Me, no I, It is a group effort, and there is a WE. NOT an I

  • Molly
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    5 years ago

    Do you believe all scripture is given by inspiration of God? Because if you don't, then it doesn't matter how many verses I quote, you will never believe what "the Bible says". Its obvious that you have been doing some research. So by now you must know that we as humans are all sinners; none of us are good. We are born with a sinful nature. What does that mean? The inclination to do what is bad. I don't want to do what is bad but if I get careless I give in. Once converted God's nature takes over and gives us strength to lead the right path. When The Lord returns, our sinful nature will cease to exist and our struggle with sin will end. Homosexuality is one of the most difficult sins to struggle with. No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians to run away from sexual sin, for our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. Paul goes on to say "Those who indulge in sexual sin will have no share in the kingdom of God". He writes that God will "Abandon them to their shameful desires" If homosexuality will not get you to heaven, then it must be a sin. Do you feel that God should apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah? Their sexual sins led them to destruction. If only they had repented and turned from their ways... Paul writes that sins can be washed away and the person can be made right with The Lord. This is what "the Bible says" and I believe it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Don't jump the gun. There is a 'ME' in team !!! It's all about 'ME' is the mantra in today's sportsmanship. The TEAM concept went the way of the dinosaurs!

    Source(s): ~'ME' is in team!~Team Concept went way of Dinosaurs!
  • 1 decade ago

    it means that when you're working in a team you should put the team's interests before your own.

  • 1 decade ago

    It means that something was a team effort....everyone helped and it wasn't one person.

    Like a ball game of some kind....it took the whole team to win....not just one person.

  • 5 years ago

    However, it is often incorrect. Have you ever heard of someone, "taking over the game," "we couldn t stop her," "he put the team on his shoulders and carried them to victory?" The team is made up of individuals of different abilities. Not only are there individuals for winning teams, but there are individuals who can and often do single-handedly lose games (examples ad infinitum). This is just another example of we re all the same, in it together, and deserve an award nonsense.

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  • 4 years ago

    To be honest, I don't believe that's correct

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