It is easy to embrace it; and though we recognize what it may do to the water we drink, it appears not to bother us when it comes to our daily living. Stagnant water can breed diseases and cause intestinal discomfort, but for our lives, it is often the default mode of surviving. The monotony of reverting to old habits; of refusing to change; of mere existence replacing ambition, motivation, negation of newness and refusal to entertain different ideas, foreign concepts — in a word, to become an amoeba.
There is comfort in stagnation. Yet, there is an obligation and a duty as one grows older, to listen to youth; to consider new ways and progressive ideas; to not allow the old to rule merely because it has “always been done that way”. Yes, tradition is important; habit it comforting; sitting in the same sofa day after day and taking a nap provides a secure sense of monotony. But in the end, is it good for you?
Medical conditions tend to push a person into that state of stagnation. With pain, with cognitive dysfunctions, one wants to curl up in a fetal position and allow for stagnation to rule. But the point of life is to live; it is to embrace the future, where the future is the palatine of the “self”.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition such that the medical condition no longer allows the Federal or Postal worker to perform all of the essential elements of one’s Federal or Postal job, consider refuting, refusing to submit to, and recanting the concept of stagnation.
Consider preparing an effective Federal or Postal Employee Disability Retirement application under FERS through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and turning away from the comfort of stagnation. Contact a Federal Attorney who specializes in Federal OPM Disability Retirement Law, and begin the process of turning away from the comfort of stagnation, and instead, traveling the path of the stunning — of a yet brighter future.
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.