The thing about constancy is that in the day to day, nothing is really quite constant.
You can say that we have constant connectivity, and that to me, is one form of constant that we should do without. It is an example of what has gone wrong with this world, mistaking what we can have with what we need to conform to.
The other concept that we, as a society, conform to is the idea of constant happiness. It is paraded as the ideal of the everyman’s life, and while it can mean something different to different people, it is more commonly used to justify consumerism. You commonly hear people saying they are unhappy because they do not have that car or a unit in that nice new condominium. Some “unhappiness” extend to more existential matters – like the fact that one were born into Singapore. I would not go so far as to deny the validity of those feelings, those worries. The perspective I wish to add is this: does it mean you will be happy after you acquire this or that? And yes, you might say, “But I will be happier!” But let me ask you – if you had all that you in your current embodiment could want for – car, house, spouse, one baby, a nice job – do you think your life will now be a picture of happiness for one month, one year, or one decade?
The next answer would hence likely be, “But I guess I will be better equipped to deal with life’s problems.”
Put in that perspective, all that constant want and consumption should melt away. So, instead of breaking your back or even sacrificing a part of yourself to earn that pay or save for that car, keep your sanity and concentrate on the things that really add to your quality of life. Learn to savour life’s little moments. Let go. Think about the life’s work you want to build, and worry instead that you do not have enough time for that. What life throws at you is not something you can control, but your ability to transcend it all, is.