Are the two the same? Or, is it the awareness which bifurcates the two into a conscious difference?
Fiction is one thing, falsity, quite another. When fiction is put forth as fact, then it is falsity by another name; but falsity is what it is from the very beginning; it does not transform like Kafka’s Metamorphosis because the intent behind the falsity was to deceive, to begin with. Movies; novels; television shows — they all give us the fiction of entertainment; but how we embrace them and live our lives within the fiction of our own lives, blurs the distinction between Fiction and Falsity.
It is, perhaps, an insidious, incremental falsity which begins to invade our daily lives. We watch such action films — of the Bourne Sagas, or the 007 series & Mission Impossible movies, and we begin to perceive the world as somehow inclusively integrating such fiction; perhaps in distant beliefs that our government reflects some partial psychosis of such representations. And when we read or hear of governmental misdeeds, we harken back and say to ourselves: See?
What happened in those fictional movies actually happens, even though falsity would — or should — protect us from such absurdities. But read a short story like Ferdinand von Shirach’s tale entitled, “Self-Defense”. It is fiction, but clearly based upon his experience as a top Criminal Defense Lawyer in Berlin. Is it “fiction”? Yes, at least officially. Is it Falsity? Just as clearly — not.
It is beyond fiction or falsity, because it is real and true.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition, where the medical condition prevents the Federal or Postal employee from continuing in your Federal or Postal job, it is always important to distinguish between Fiction, Falsity and the reality of your situation.
As the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is clearly an agency which is ready to pounce upon any indicia of fictional falsity, you may want to contact a FERS Disability Attorney who specializes in FERS Disability Retirement Law, to make sure that your representation of reality doesn’t cross the line into Fiction or Falsity.
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.