Sustained attention

Our culture has saturated consciousness with redundant information.
People are in an almost permanent state of distraction.
Concentration is limited.

The mind is trained to become weak, limited and easily led (misled?).
Instead of possessing strong mental health, people are merely facile consumers; addicted to trivia, gossip, meaningless second-hand opinions and shopping.

Tai chi and baguazhang forms require the individual to stay focussed and present for a lengthy period of time.
The form is re-training your mind.
It would be true to say that every exercise, form and drill in the syllabus also requires sustained attention.