They don’t try and hide their fears. We, as a species, try all of the time; and whether we are successful or not, it is the “trying” which makes us unique. For, why would it be necessary, in a perfect world, to try and hide our fears?
Fear is in response to something which is fearful — a circumstance; a developing situation; a prognostication of events unfolding; of an impending force or figure which may potentially do us harm, etc. Human beings, however, engage in much foolishness — of “appearing” this way or that to some other individual or group; of “saving face”; of trying to act “as if”.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition, the fears we hide are of many: How will it impact my ability to perform my job? How will my Federal Agency or the Postal Service react when they find out? What will my future look like? How will I be able to survive?
Robert R. McGill, Esquire
FERS Disability Retirement Attorney