SURVIVING IN THE WOODS MEANS NOT THROWING ROCKS AT THE SLEEPING GRIZZ!
In Politics and Land Use It's Better to Let Dogs and Bears Alone
By Del Albright
In the political world of land use, which means politics, sometimes we are better off letting sleeping dogs lie and not poking the sleeping bear. In other words, if an issue has been mostly settled, or is in a happy place, don't kick the dust to find the dog poop.
Had enough of the metaphors? (smile).
The reality is that when sitting at the land use table, or working with our partners in government, or fighting with our enemies from the wacko-radical world, it's almost like being in a relationship. If you don't want a fight, don't push the buttons!
Thank strategically. If you poke the Grizz', what will you gain? In the long run will it help your cause; or just create another road block to hurdle?
Now on the other hand, we cannot let some things lie. If that's the case; stick to your guns! Poke, prod, push and whatever it takes to hold the ground you have chosen.
Here's an article on compromising and when not to: https://modernjeeper.com/5-tips-for-dealing-with-compromise-in-land-use/