Whether it is your choice of career or really doesn't seem very relevant to your day to day life, being a good teacher is skill that we should all strive to develop.
We all teach to some capacity on a daily basis. Essentially it is about getting a vital or important idea from one mind to another, which I personally believe to be a crucial life skill that all of us require. Our lives constantly compel us to deliver important information with grace, patience, and effectiveness. Yes, it takes practice to become a good "teacher" but life is fraught with plenty of opportunities to improve on this expertise.
I also believe that a large part of teaching lays in the ability to make one think. Life, if we are so fortunate, is filled with many possibilities of both being a student and a teacher. It is a beautiful and reciprocal cycle.
There is so much to learn in this world. And the only way that we will every progress is if we continue to learn and to teach. -tM
"I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think." -Socrates
Artists: Jan Varmeer Van Delft, Rembrandt, A Young Scholar and his Tutor, Bashkirtseff, In The Studio