Originally applied in identifying a drink poured out in honor of a deity, it became a somewhat humorous way of referring to an alcoholic beverage via an alternative way. The concept of “life’s libations” expands that perspective, to include anything which inebriates, excites, comforts or otherwise enlivens.
Life’s libations can be many. It can range from the adventurous to the mundane. But as with anything which inebriates, the spectrum itself is what matters. On the lower end of the spectrum, a bit of libations will do no harm. On the other extreme, the abuse of alcohol can have tragic consequences.
The point of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics is to find that “middle point” between sobriety and drunkenness, so that the gods to whom libations were poured do not laugh uproariously in response to the foolishness of man’s behavior.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition such that the medical condition prevents the Federal or Postal worker from performing one or more of the essential elements of one’s Federal or Postal job, Life’s Libations reflects the condition of one of life’s dominating themes — of whether you can go on making a living in the career which now has been impacted by a medical condition.
Medical conditions tend to wake us up because of their impact upon our lives. Contact a FERS Lawyer who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law, and consider that life’s libations are often the elixir which prompts a change.
Robert R. McGill, Lawyer