I believe no one needs to be told that ALL aspects of life around us are changing and at ever increasing speed. The natural outcome is that one finds that nothing is certain in such a situation. That brings up a key question, “Is there anything one can do” to ensure a happy life in these conditions.
In his last monthly Q&A session, Swami Sarvapriyananda at The Vedanta Society of New York, provides in his answer a method for ensuring happiness in our current times. The question and answer, starting at 58 minute point, in the following video states the current conditions and a solution.