“The poor long for riches, the rich long for heaven, but the wise long for a state of tranquility.”
– Swami Rama
Good words; insightful.
When serial entrepreneur Tom Malloy wanted to create a haven for motorsports enthusiasts like himself, a great many people felt threatened. Nearby race courses, mostly. So they fought.
They organized a group that insisted that race cars kill poppies. Of course, if race cars drive over poppies, they don’t do anything for the gentle flowers’ long-term health.
The California Poppy Reserve was many miles from the planned operations. There was no way you would hear the cars from the distance, especially given the facility was nestled in a valley. But that didn’t get people up in arms.
So in the end, a fun business idea for the high desert of California had to be abandoned. Tom sought tranquility rather than fight.
And a solar power generating company became interested in the lands and Tom did quite well.
Tom sought tranquility in dealing with his digital marketing, also. Which is why he employed us to create a website. It was forthcoming with information for detractors and proponents alike.
By seeking tranquility in business rather than dealing with the ridiculousness, Malloy came out on top.
The Fairmont Butte Motorsports Park, a race track pending development in Lancaster, California has been recommended for project approval by the County Planning Commission staff after carefully reviewing the plans and the draft environmental impact report.
The great majority of concerns appear unfounded. There is a beautiful poppy preserve near the track where people enjoy seeing the flowers and meditating, and of course, the natural concern is that the noise of the race cars will disrupt people’s enjoyment of the preserve. Fortunately, the bluff shields most of the noise – and even with the most powerful race cars at full song, the sound they make is barely audible if there is no breeze. If there’s ANY kind of wind (which is typical there), it would be unlikely to hear the cars at all.
And of course, the track will handle small events only, so there will be no congestion.
Since this is the case, plans are moving to push the track project forward, to provide jobs to the area, and to create a great motorsports venue.