The social principles of the junior high lunchroom stay with you for life. You might not get shoved into a locker or have your pants pulled down in the hallway at work, but there’s definitely a societal hierarchy that some won’t be able to climb. If you’re not getting invited to meetings, it’s either because you’re incompetent or not cool enough. You can address the “coolness” thing by riding a road bike to work and popping a wheelie in the parking lot. Wearing wraparound sunglasses indoors is also a cool look. Good luck!