Eventually all great things must come to an end. It is the way of this world... It is the way of this universe to which we exist. We rise up then we drop back down again... The higher we stand the greater distance our fall. It is what it is. A balance is necessary to offset the order of the magnitude of our eventual decline. Balance keeps us on level ground. Nothing can continue undefeated forever. The enemy constantly waits for just one slip - just one mistake then they strike out. Entropy is the natural order of this universe... All the way down to the very subatomic level... It is inside everyone of us born to this world. Fight it as we may it is inevitable.
One moment time is on your side then the next moment the cosmic clock winds against you. The middle way is the true path.