The human condition is an entanglement with various emotions and encounters with stimuli responding to complex sets of reactive and involuntary states. We create words to try and describe them, but are they adequate in representing such conditions?
Once overused, words tend to lose their efficacy. We see it in news cycles where certain phrases, concepts, emotive words are repeated throughout a crisis or particular circumstance, and over time we become numb and immune to them. “Loneliness” is a word/concept which is strange and foreign to many people. This is supposedly a brave new world which has witnessed an explosion in social contexts through new technologies. We are allegedly more “connected” with the “greater world” such that we have become a “global community”; and yet….
Medical conditions are often associated with loneliness. It is an encounter which only the person impacted can fully understand. When a Federal employee or U.S. Postal worker needs to file a Federal Disability Retirement application with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the impact of a medical condition must be presented to OPM in a proper, effective manner, in order to potentially obtain an approval.
It is, indeed, a lonely process — because it is beyond the grasp and comprehension of all others, no matter how “connected” they may be. Loneliness in the process of preparing, formulating and filing an effective Federal Disability Retirement application under FERS is a natural part of the process, and to counter that, you may want to consult with a Federal Disability Retirement Lawyer to blunt the loneliness part of the long, arduous and complex process.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire