Nothing is permanent, and that's the truth. A lot of people have a hard time accepting this. Old farts, the dinosaurs in our society, they abhor change, and will do anything in their power to stop it. These people still cling to the "old ways", the "right ways" of doing things. They hate freedom, and are only comfortable with "security". They would rather live lives of secure, quiet desperation, than one of risks and freedom. They influence a great deal of people too, even those full of untapped potential who sadly end up just like them. If they could have their way, we'd be back in the medieval times for sure, hunting witches and burning them at the stake.
The new era of unlimited information and technology has given us a new generation of movers and shakers, people who embrace change, who welcome it. They refused to follow the "herd", and, guided by reason and observational intelligence, developed new understandings and philosophies about how to live life to the fullest capacity. They take risks, explore all avenues of life, and adapt to whatever challenges that come.
The old dinosaurs are slowly fading into oblivion. They can do what they want while they have control, but they cant stop change. It will come, inevitably. Like a huge asteroid, it will one day come crashing down, rendering them exctinct.
Changes are inevitable, a neccessity if you don't want to stagnate. Nobody can stop it. It's coming, sooner than we expect.
It's how we adapt to change that defines us.