Shortsightedness of Hindsight, or, Irony in 2011

Reflecting upon the events of this year and how the military career I had planned out for myself, and my family, did not work out I began to think of the word hindsight...

Straight from the horse's mouth:

the ability to understand, after something has happened, what should have been
 done or what caused the event. (See Sources)
I cannot help but laugh when recounting the story, because it is the most ironic ending I could have thought possible.  People always say, "hindsight is 20/20" and they are, without a doubt, correct.  What many do not realize, however, is that when you are medically disqualified from joining the military because of your vision it takes on an entirely different meaning.

Maybe the vision I had was a bit shortsighted?  After all, they did tell me my eyes were pretty bad.  How can one even speak of vision authoritatively when that is the determining factor in his disqualification?  

2012 is nearly here and we have much to show.  Good decisions or bad decisions?  Horrible question, who thinks about things like that anyway?  I believe our only error was measuring the effectiveness of our decisions based upon the immediate outcome of the situation.  Things take time.

My wife and I agreed that things are pretty good now and being together is sweet.  I can even work from home one day a week.  Not too shabby!  Hindsight, why don't you stop by next weekend and we'll tell you how irony actually made you look silly.  20/20 is for the birds.

"hindsight." Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. HarperCollins Publishers. 11 Dec. 2011. <>.


  1. Keep up with that attitude and you'll see improvements throughout 2012 :)

    Also.. not sure why, but I'm having an issue with your page layout. As the text heads to the right, a little bit cuts off.. maybe it's my screen. Oh well, notepad pasting works!

  2. Woops, can't read the post...the sentences cut off at the right.

  3. Sorry about that little formatting issue, and thank you for your feedback. There are a lot of little quirks to this template, probably because it's been around a long time. I might be thinking of an update in the future. Meanwhile, thank you for your patience and I hope it hasn't made reading my blog terribly difficult.


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