We tend to think that perfection is some entity “out there”, and we only have to search for it and find it. Thus do we believe that the “perfect” marriage partner is out there; that the perfect career or job — and even the perfect life — is somehow in existence to be “gotten”, “had”, “embraced”, “met”.
Yet, people clearly have the wrong idea. Perfection is forged; it is molded, hammered, worked upon; and like molten metal ready to be configured, it takes hard work.
People tend to think that all that is necessary in life is that “Aha” experience, where the gestalt-phenomenon is what is needed, and Nirvana then envelopes the unassuming. The truth is, any “aha” moment is just the beginning; the years following — the hard work to forge that level of perfection not yet attained — are what will determine any semblance of perfection.
The delusions engage are represented in modernity by the extravagance of the Wedding Day. On that day, the opulence and extravaganza seem to confirm the unfortunate falsehood, that if you just spend enough, if the wedding day seems like a day of perfection — then, aha! Perfection has been achieved, and no further effort needs to be expended.
Unfortunately, such fairy tales do not occur. Marriage, like anything and everything else worthwhile, must be forged.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition, perhaps you mistakenly thought that you had the perfect career, the perfect job, the perfect life. Or, perhaps not. Regardless, such things as disabilities constitute those unexpected sidelines which disrupt and lead to a sense of disarray.
Contact a FERS Medical Retirement Lawyer who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement, and understand that anything worthwhile — any level of perfection — must be forged with effort and a worthy fight.
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.