Your friend has just had a death in the family and you’re not sure what to do or say. You have the feeling that they probably want to be left alone and have private time. You worry that if you mention anything about the death, it might provoke more pain.
A teacher who freely shows his or her woundedness, and shortcomings, changes the power relations. Transparency, especially when it is self-respecting, does not in any way diminish the expertise of the teacher. Gabor is modelling a way forward for the rest of us.