Some times things aren’t good or bad they just may be distasteful from your perspective.
If I sell a piece of property and reserve minerals, I want the gas companies to drill NOW before I lose my interests. The buyer of the property hopes they don’t drill soon enough and the mineral rights will become theirs. In it’s basic form that sounds simple enough.
But what if I sell someone 300 acres of prime development property that is held by production by an old minuscule producing well. They spend tons of money making plans to develop the property. Then the gas company that has a well almost a mile away wants to put a well on this property because the old lease (maybe decades ago) didn’t have a no drill clause. Now you have three parties with different needs and desires. And before it is all said and done maybe even a lawsuit. But who you believe is “right” may have to do with your own view point. And since we are all human is going to be viewed through our own analysis.
Or how about a Section of land that is leased except for 80 acres. The owners of the remaining 560 acres want the people who own the 80 acres to lease so that they can get their well drilled. The other owners may be holding out for an unattainable amount or they may be holding out for a reasonable amount. The sticky part comes in as to “who” is making the determination as to “what” is reasonable. If my friend on GHS is in the 560 acre owner group, I may interpret the 80 acre group as “unreasonable”. You can make the dollar amount $500 per acre or $50,000 per acre. When someone else’s interpretation is different than yours it is easy to decide that they are being unreasonable.
My thoughts are that sometimes we just can’t all agree, but I think it makes it easier to work through issues (or at least contend with them) if we at least try to look at things from the other parties viewpoint. Maybe after we do we can come up with a solution that each party can live with. And when we can’t maybe we can at least gain respect for the other person’s perspective.