Is there any doubt? Does the anthropological perspective favor, by fiat of discourse in fatalism, determinism and Darwinian survival instincts, a “positive” attitude of idealized love, charity, human compassion and empathetic piety? Are we born with such biological dreaminess, only to have it tested, subverted, undermined and callously tortured out of us the remaining days of our lives?
When does reality sink in, that this societal artifice that permeates like the opiate-based perfume that subdues and subjugates, performs its miracle of infamy by disseminating soft and cuddly lies, while the wolves and other predators knew all along that this cold and impervious universe could selectively devour those doe-like looks of naïve repose unsuspecting of the truth that never tells but for the history of scattered remorse throughout?
Caring is but fodder for the innocent, waiting in line to be slaughtered, and only rarely does a collective revolt occur, and even rarer still of a narrative establishing a successful rebellion; but, then, such stories allow for a glimmer of hope for the rest of us.
Each day, each hour and every minute to the second, the innocent are born into this world thinking that they control their own destiny, manage their own fate and determine their own liberty; yet, truth be told, every sector of the world, civilization and universe is already filled, dominated and controlled; like the wizard behind the curtain, we are allowed to believe in an empty hope within the confines of a cold and impervious universe. Caring is for the weak; empathy is for the innocent; and love is for those youthful eyes that have not yet experienced the callousness of the world.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition, such that the medical conditions prevents the Federal or Postal worker from performing one or more of the essential elements of one’s positional duties, the reality of having to file for Federal Disability Retirement benefits may leave one cynical, less than hopeful, and with a negative eye for the future. But let not determinism guide the silent soul; there is yet more to life than the experience of age has wrought, and the future may still hold some untold treasure troves, and getting beyond one’s medical condition is the surest pathway towards attaining that goal.
Focus on priorities – of securing a future annuity through the vehicle of a Federal Disability Retirement; of one’s health by having the time to attend to it; and surround one’s self with those whom you love and care for, and the rest will rebut the belief that this cold and impervious universe is all that there is.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire