What if you just weren’t there? Just did things differently and didn’t have to screw with the place. Not really friends with anybody there – their money, maybe, but you don’t really need anymore of that and you’d only blow it on something stupid, anyway. Behavior sets up outcome, you know. Stop trying to control everything. Just don’t be there. Nothing to feign ownership of; nothing to protect.
Nothing to shoot down.
All my life I have had to learn to do things differently. To see the world differently.