Most good developers can attribute their core skills to being guided by advice from mentors and experienced co-workers at a number of times early in their career. Mentoring is usually a voluntary activity, improves the world, and can be quite rewarding. Substandard software developers often lacked good mentors at work.
At some point in your career, someone mentored you, so why not pass it on? Mentoring is one of the reasons this book exists and is passing information to you.