Buddhism declares that there are five processes on which no human being has control and which none can ever change. These five processes are namely, the process of growing old, of not falling sick, of dying, of decay of things that are perishable and of the passing away of that which is liable to pass. Buddhism however suggests that escape from these is possible and it’s through Nirvana.
Hinduism also believes in the impermanent nature of life. But it deals with this problem differently. According to Hinduism, impermanence can be overcome by locating and uniting with the center of permanence that exists within oneself. This center is the Soul or the self that is immortal, permanent and ever stable.
Impermanence is also not such a negative thing in Buddhist thought and practice as is hinted above…all the changes listed are those we fear. But impermanence also grants a richness to the world and to our lives.
Without impermanence these things of fleeting beauty would lose all meaning and become static. We are beautiful because we don’t last. We shine because eventually we will disappear.
Happy Holidays! Much Metta!