- 17 years ago a person is given a decision to make that they are clearly not responsible enough to make. Not able to look down the road to the future it will manifest. To struggle for 17 years with the leftovers that society has to offer, the discrimination, isolation or being ostracized. Instead of life giving a better path to traverse it gives you a wake up call, your not as important as you think your achievements accomplishments are not acknowledged nor are important. Start back at the very beginning. The only problem is that your 48 years old,your no longer in your twenties.