Generally, Facebook is safe, with general announcements, commentary, ads for help, and general neighborliness. However, danger lurks in it's bowels. There is a vile infection among some of Facebook's citizens. Some of the infected, maybe most, can be successfully treated. Some, unfortunately, can not be treated. These persons have been infected for life. The persons that can be treated have a rather strenuous program ahead of them of reading, talking with knowledgeable persons, and research of various topics. When successfully treated, these patients become informed. They are no longer infected with ignorance. Sadly, others either will not, or cannot, perform these functions, and remain uninformed. Some people call this inability or affliction "stupidity" rather quickly. I am not quite so quick to judge. I feel that the infected's complete anger at the whole world in general, and their town in particular, often clouds their judgement. They are probably still ignorant, but their refusal to learn might be because of anger at everything, not stupidity. I prefer to refrain from calling anyone "stupid" until treatment becomes completely futile.
The Facebook banter that I escaped from was a recent "discussion" about Bayside. I shiver when I think about all I read. Then, I found myself engaging in conversations with door knobs. Luckily, I soon realized I was about to become infected with much the same malady. I quickly escaped before permanent damage was incurred.
Man, war zones are tough. I was a medic in service. I was a preventive medicine technician. My duty was to help save service people before they got sick. It is in that same spirit that I urge you to inform the ignorant when you can, try to find some room to help the "stupid" whenever possible, and isolate them when all else fails. How do you do that? You'll figure it out. You're smart. You're reading this blog.
Ignorance can be helped. Stupidity can't. Try to learn some math of real estate development. What's "highest and best use" mean? Things become much clearer.
Go find the Facebook chatter about Bayside and read the commentary. The infection is much more prolific than I thought. On the other hand, maybe Rowlett is blessed with an unbelievable number and assortment of extremely qualified real estate analysts. Nah.