The classic example of “aporia” is the following: A Greek individual declares to the world, “All Greeks are liars”. Is what he said a lie? Or, is he excluded from the statement? If all Greeks are liars, and the declaring individual is a Greek and is therefore lying, does that mean that all Greeks tell the truth? Or is that a lie, as well?
Thus, the term indicates an internal self-contradiction, where the statement or declarative itself is inconsistent with itself.
It is like the Federal or Postal employee who can no longer perform one or more of the essential elements of one’s Federal or Postal job — there is an inconsistency between what the individual does, and his or her medical condition. Thus, Federal Disability Retirement benefits were put in place in order to correct one of life’s Aporias — where an internal inconsistency and incompatibility exists.
Contact an OPM Disability Retirement Lawyer who specializes in OPM Medical Retirement Law, and begin the process of reversing life’s aporia by preparing, formulating and filing an effective Federal Disability Retirement case.
Robert R. McGill, Lawyer