Aristotle viewed man as a “political animal”. What does this mean? Essentially, that we interact, live within a social context, intersect with conflicting needs and contentious ideas, etc.
In short, we live in a society where a common purpose is engaged and, in the course of merely living, we must by necessity intersect amidst competing interests. In our current age, being a political animal is viewed in heightened extremes of partisanship. Some view this as self-destructive; others, as a healthy outlet for society’s needs.
Whatever the political nature of each individual, what party affiliation, what views — whether conservative or liberal — everyone still has to live their lives, beyond elections, crisis, pandemics, etc.
For Federal employees and Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition, the fight to obtain a disability retirement benefit from OPM is the “living” of life. Whatever your politics, living life always should be the focus of your life.
Contact an OPM Medical Retirement Attorney who specializes in FERS Disability Retirement Law and pursue the living of life beyond politics.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire