Privacy provokes weirdness; or so it would seem. Things which people would not otherwise do, they do in the apparent seclusion of privacy. It is when the “private” becomes “public” that embarrassment, revelation, uncovering and shame is brought out.
People engage in activities ranging from the mundane to the absurd — and this is often witnessed in that “bubble” created by sitting in one’s car. The vehicle creates a strange phenomenon — for, although it does not truly provide a privacy space, people get into their vehicles and act as if no one can see them. Witness how we suddenly dance uninhibited to the music playing when driving; or talk to yourself, or perhaps other acts of weirdness.
Pain is on the spectrum of weirdness — for, it is a “private” or “subjective” matter, experienced within the bubble of one’s own body and self. We often try to hide it — but it manifests itself through grimaces and facial contortions. It can be hidden and masked, but whether it is healthy to do so, is quite another matter.
When the privacy of weirdness — of pain which can no longer be masked — enters the public arena, as in a Federal Disability Retirement case, it is then time to consider filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits. Contact an OPM Disability Lawyer who specializes in OPM Disability Retirement Law, and begin the process of turning out the privacy of weirdness into a Federal Disability Retirement case.
Robert R. McGill, Lawyer