Shortsighted: Part of Speech: Adjective
Definition: unmindful of future consequences
Synonyms: astigmatic, blind, careless, foolish, headlong, ill-advised, ill-considered, imperceptive, impolitic, impractical, improvident, rash, stupid, unsagacious, unwary
Antonyms: careful, longsighted, prudent, thoughtful, wise
We have become a myopic nation, a nation that is so divided against itself that civility, respect, strength of character, honor, and decency are words that have become almost obsolete in our quest for instant gratification (we want what we want-when we want it). There is only the “now” and how it benefits us. In our shortsightedness, we have refused to see the “forest for the trees”, with no thought for the future.