There is a difference between the explorative use of language, as in the time of Shakespeare — and the current use of language in careless and unfettered ways.
Language has become imprecise; words and phrases are easily bandied about without clearly and concisely defining terms; and so opinions often fly past one another without mutual comprehension, understanding, knowledge or even relevance. Terms, words, phrases and entire conceptual constructs all of a sudden seem to suddenly appear, with dangerous presumptions attached to them which are barely and rarely discussed and defined.
Take, for example, the phrase, “social justice”. When one individual uses the term, is the meaning clearly defined and understood by everyone else? Has everyone educated themselves by — for example — reading John Rawls’ work, A Theory of Justice?
It is, ultimately, the dangerous presumptions which mark the downfall of any successful endeavor, and for Federal and Postal employees who are intent upon filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits because of a medical condition that prevents the Federal or Postal employee from continuing in his or her career, contact an attorney who specializes in FERS Disability Retirement benefits before moving forward.
It is, in the end, the dangerous presumptions — of thinking that you know what the terms of the process mean or are understood as — which can defeat a Federal or Postal Disability Retirement application.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire