Is it possible to live in such a manner — where days are not bifurcated and calendars remain unopened as unused tablets left without reference? What does that mean — to not live by distinction of days, and how would that reflect upon an individual who lives in such a manner?
We act as zealots and bifurcate each day, and further fracture them into smaller and yet more detailed units of quantifiable divisions — by the hour, the minute, even of seconds and half-seconds, especially if you are a jogger or relishing the final moments of mortality’s fateful play. The perspective of time influences us all — for, to live without the division of bifurcated days is to live outside of the purposive pathway of the world at large.
Is that why it’s often believed that people often die shortly after retirement? Is it because the world of time becomes subsumed into a continuum of purposeless days and meanderings of timeless wanderings? Do we lose our sense of worth when there is no longer a distinction of days?
To live as if days, nights, hours and minutes become conflated within a sea of eternal timelessness — is that when a person becomes less of an individual and begins the process of returning to the dust from which we came?
Medical conditions have a sense of that — where time is less essential because the pain, suffering and chronic interruption conflates the bifurcation of time. For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition and where weekends and weekdays have become a continuum when mere minutes seem like hours and days of agonizing nightmares because of the medical condition — it may be time to prepare, formulate and file for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS.
Time is precious; time lost is a precious moment of lasting regret; and the distinction of days is important in order to enjoy weekends where leisure-time can become a respite away from the daily grind of work.
Federal Disability Retirement is a benefit available for all Federal and Postal employees who suffer from a medical condition such that the medical condition no longer allows for performance of all of the essential elements of one’s positional duties. While getting Federal Disability Retirement benefits may not cure the underlying medical problems, it can at least give you a distinction of days in order to focus upon your health.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire