That is how we live: One Crisis Before. Before what? That is the impending question; Before we go off the edge? Before the stability of the family breaks apart? Before someone goes “Postal”? Before…. Then we should ask the converse question: Is that how we should live? If the answer is a resounding, “No!” — then, why is it that we do not change? Is it because we feel so powerless as to submit to the impotence of our self-made circumstances?
It is like Mr. Woodhouse, Emma’s aging father in Jane Austen’s novel, who reflects that “Life is like eating one bowl of gruel to the next” — of monotony, boredom, a life filled with stressful events, until that sudden turn of events occurs. How did we get here? Did we ever have a choice? It is like the saying — “We went a bridge too far…” And the consequences of going beyond the capacity to reinforce and secure the area? Cut off; isolated; unable to regroup.
That is how most of us live in this modern life where leisure was promised and losses were promulgated. What we gained — greater mental stresses because everyone’s focus was turned inward — to the computer; to having the requisite daily focus and concentration for engagement of cognitive duties; of constantly being connected via Smart Phones, Email, the Internet, etc. Did evolution ever have the time to prepare for such a world? Or did it work upon the physical body, only, adapting to dangers once foreseen but now outdated?
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal Service workers who suffer from an illness or disability such that you are now one crisis before, it may be time to consider preparing, formulating and filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS, through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Robert R. McGill
Lawyer exclusively representing Federal and Postal employees to secure their Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.