Clearly, I am going to have some disagreements with current leadership about some things. These items will all be real estate development oriented. I feel qualified to comment. I have been in the business for 50 years. I think collectively I have more total real estate experience than in the entire Rowlett "officialdom" resume.
One of my concerns is that "officialdom" is very single minded. If they hear a story once from a credible source, that's the only way it can possibly be. They do not have enough experience to look into other possibilities. For example, someone told them that Form Base Codes is the best thing about real estate development since canned beer. Now they think everything must be Form Base Codes. That's not true. Did any of "officialdom" ever tell you WHY it's true? I've never heard anyone explain why. There must be a reason, somewhere.
Here's the problem. Some credible source told "officialdom" that two and two equal four. That is true. No one lied. However, here comes Ron Miller and says that three and one equals four. Oh my gosh!! The wheels came off. They have just been told that 2+2=4 and no one disputed it. Therefore, that's the only way it can be. They just can not see anything other than that. It allows them to stop thinking. Thinking is hard work. Now, someone says there's a different way.
I just don't have the heart to tell "officialdom" that if they divide any number by two, they would get the same answer as if they multiplied that same number by .5. That would drive them clear off the cliff. There just doesn't seem to be other ways in "officialdom" mindset.
"Officialdom" is of the opinion that I constantly pick on them. They hate me. They think I cause global warming. They never read what I write. They only read what they want to. They never read to get another idea. They never read to see some good things I have written. Their single purpose and conspired dogma is too entrenched. I will comment on some of our projects in the next post.