Jesus told of a man whose attitude to life was short-sighted. He said to himself, "Self, you have enough stored away for years. Take life easy. Eat, drink, and be merry!" But God said to him, "You fool!" because that very night the unwary man was going to die. The life to come was not the many years he thought he had in this world, but an eternity in another world he had not even considered (Luke 12:16-40).
The righteous who gain eternal life and escape hellfire is the self-sacrificing —whereas the self-centered and self-serving ironically do themselves the ultimate disservice. They're so short-sighted they don't see Jesus and don't see his judgment coming upon them. "Lord, when did we see you...? (Matthew 25:31-46).