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#1 2018-08-01 20:24:53

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1607

Short-sided for short-sighted

Today, in a comment on a feature in the NYT:

What I am saying is that, as a business woman in a world dominated by men and men’s perspectives, this is pretty common, for men to be short sided about what to do. It seems to have something to do with shame, this whole detachment process. It’s short sided, it’s fence sitting. … 80801&te=1

Short-sighted>>short-sided has been in the Database since 2005. It was suggested that it related to understrength team size in soccer. I don’t know. In the example above, short-sided seems to imply a lack of vision or ideas, or an unwillingness to act. I suppose that that could correspond to a lack of players on your side.

The concluding sentence of the NYT comment was even more puzzling:

Let’s ignite a resiliency building movement to unite us in a pro social and productive way and counter the throwness created by fear that divides us.

Does anyone have an idea what throwness might be here?



#2 2018-08-30 09:00:31

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2671

Re: Short-sided for short-sighted

I know it as a term from Heideggerian philosophy. Not the sort of word one would drop into a conversation, though.

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