When we become attached to the roles we play in our lives, and the labels we, or others give to us, they start to define us, and when someone doesn't see us in that light, it can be devastating. Without these roles or labels who are you?
While a good teacher can open the doorway to the infinite possibilities within the hearts of their students, a great teacher knows that it takes a village to support not just the individual but also the village.
How can being present to what's right in front of you be better for us than getting things done, a.k.a. multi-tasking? Placing your attention on one thing at a time, will make you more efficient, more productive, more creative, and more focused.
To be able to discern what the mind is doing and how it affects us is a very valuable practice. Training our monkey mind and simply observing the thoughts that our mind churns out every second is one way to start doing this.