Still living in derelicts and sewers? 5 ways you can come out and still be secret.
Hi all! This should be a quick actionable post for those of you that look for those kinds of things instead of the rambling I’ve apparently tended to do.
...After that ramble.
So, the quick idea here is to talk about sustainable living and how you can accomplish it.
Sustainable in this case meaning stable and renewable, while living can be taken for a fulfilled existence; basically, it’s a call to come out of the sewers and old houses and find a way to live in a way that doesn’t make humans think you’re a creepy old crazy coot with a haunted house or some kind of dead spouse or relative kept in the basement.
First step is to find a house that’s relatively close to humans and do your best to move in; sneak into the realtor’s office at night, buy it outright, hypnotize someone into buying it for you, etc. Note that I’d put a high priority on actually *buying* the property, but I know if you’re down on your luck that’s harder to do, especially when you’re of the nonliving category.
Second step, after you attain some kind of property around humans, is to start some kind of self-made, self-produced business. For me it’s gardening, but there’s so much you can get into these days it’s not even funny; if you have access to a computer, you can get into phone support or reselling things online. Anything to get some kind of income, preferably something that doesn’t perpetuate harming our planet.
This makes humans think you’re a little less weird, which brings me to the next step: trying to make nice with them. I know, I know, I keep harping on this. But I honestly believe trying to get along with humans is the best way to move forward. It’s nice to be nice, right?
So, step four? After you’ve got humans to stop giving you the side-eye, find your local supernatural community and plug yourself in (see one of my other posts about this). Usually there’s some kind of market where you can produce something more...natural to your own sensibilities, and you can start to trade those products with other members of the nonhuman/nonliving community.
Step five: Teach and reproduce. Now that you’ve got your human job, and your non-human job, the last step in creating a sustainable living is to teach others what you’ve done and how you’ve done it; this spreads the word to others that may be having a hard time with their afterlife, and may give them ideas as to how they can cope as well.
I know it’s been a dog-eat-dog world for centuries among the nonliving, but I’m not certain how that’s helped anyone except the narcissists and megalomaniacs. While I think we should be doing what we can to help everyone, human and otherwise, continually pushing down and harming members of our own community isn’t really helping anyone. In the very least, coming out of the shadows and hiding in plain sight will let others know it can be done and makes them think they can do it too. Especially if you share with them.
Ok, I know. I promised this one would be free of ramble. Sorry.
Stay green my friends,
Trevor the Vegan Vampire
Turned to the vegan lifestyle near the end of 2013, never looked back. Working to spread the love. Big believer that shame does no one good and peace is the way to a happy after-life.