any competent person with half a brain realizes that there are ways to become EVEN MORE COMPETENT out there if they just learn them... this will further their quest for world domination... or at least kicking some ass slightly better

that's why there are industry publications that people read, and why there are conferences and training seminars and things of that sort... it always amuses me when I attend regional conferences that most of the people who skip attending them are the people who are the least competent and that people who tend to have their shit together tend to show up and take lots and lots of notes...