You are not a technical sink.
You are not an infant made to passively suck up the pabulum from a vendor.
Do your homework.
It’s what an engineer is supposed to do.
Don’t expect your employer to do it for you.
Don’t expect applause.
Your professional life is your responsibility.
Unless your name is Vint Cerf or Brian Kernighan, you are not a rock star.
Or a ninja,
or a pioneer.
So please take it off your Linkedin page.
Your purpose is to be one part of a symphonic whole orchestrating network harmony.
*Feel free to substitute security engineer.