You may be wondering what do you mean by join the dance. I mean join in the dance of what you are seeking or wanting to do. Do not be afraid of becoming part of the community. When you become apart of the community then people will get to know you. The same way as joining an forum or an organization in your career field.
Literally there is not any excuse for not being apart of a community any way shape or form. Because you have twitter,forums, instagram, and tons of other resources. Connecting with like minded individuals will allow you to enjoy your profession even more. Not saying it will be all sunshine and rainbows and everyone you meet will be great, because you will have those whom are egotistical and etc. Do not let those discourage you. Take the simple approach and replace them with someone who is in align with your values.