If we don’t ask, we will never know. Are some questions better left unasked? In life, is it better to keep your head stuck in the sand and living in ignorance than to know what may come one’s way? Do we say to the child who is constantly curious, “Shush. Better not to know how things work”?
Fear of the unknown is often the basis of silence; and silence of the unasked question is that pause which reverberates within with trembling hesitation, but where holding one’s breath merely extends the agony of the silence and never resolves the fear.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition such that the medical condition prevents the Federal or Postal employee from performing one or more of the essential elements of one’s Federal or Postal job duties, silence often becomes the norm; leaving aside the unasked question is the pathway to comfort, except for the fact that medical conditions never go away.
Contact an OPM Federal Disability Retirement Lawyer and break the silence of the unasked question. It is a free initial consultation, so what have you got to lose — except to break the silence of the unasked question?
Robert R. McGill, Lawyer