Much of life is that way; and when we were children, of a naive and curious nature, we remained trapped for a time where mystery was everywhere and meaning nowhere, and who filled in the gaps made all of the difference. Whether of feeding the imagination with stories told by caring parents and teachers; or, perhaps, by uncaring adults who took neither the time nor the care, and instead dashed all hopes that magic still existed; and over time, normative explanations, logic and the prevailing winds of conformity overtook us, and mystery no longer existed, and only meaning.
Do we create our own meaning? Does mystery disappear upon reaching adulthood, with all dreams dashed and every nook of hope vanquished? Or, must it always remain a disjunctive — an either/or, where childhood abounds with mystery and growing up must be filled with meaning. But what if “meaning” is the mystery of life, then what?
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers, who suffer from an injury or illness, and who must contemplate the mystery of Federal Disability Retirement benefits through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management under FERS, consult with a Federal Disability Lawyer who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law, and come to understand the meaning behind the mystery before entering the administrative chaos of an OPM Disability Retirement Application, where mystery indeed abounds and where meaninglessness — not meaning — is often the norm.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire