Very different circumstances, incongruous with your view of the world and with values totally irreconcilable, come to have their time and people have to live with their times or change their time or run away or perish. Virtuous hypocrisy will shun this statement as morally or logically incorrect, yet, common sense and experience of life will know it to be true.
You cannot avoid carrying on in conflict with some times you must go across, nor with the tragic discordance among your own most cherished values. To improve and do your best, you survive and learn and come out a stronger man, richer with the good as with the bad also... instead of forgetting and wasting the times you lived.
Moreover, some times come upon us but many grow from our normal course of life, wherever we go; we seize them or we miss them, with no restore.
There is a time for everything and it does not wait:
A time to dream and one to sweat your bread
A time to do things and one to pay for what you have done
A time to say “I” and many to say “we”
A time of urgent wait and one of no delay
A time for doing things and one for allowing things to happen
A time to persist and one to amend swiftly
A time to eat, drink, be merry and time to build cathedrals
A time to be a hope and one to prove who you are
A time to be different and a time to be like other people
A time to drift and one to take root
A time to be strong and a time to be weak
A time to remain a child and one to have children
A time to respect and one to rebel
A time to understand and a time to cover your face
A time to push and a time to pull
A time for going away and a time for returning
A time to trust and one to only trust yourself
A time to ask and one to tell, a time to learn and one to teach
A time to take place and a time to leave space
A time for certainty and a time for doubt
A time to begin, to do your best, and one to draw a line
A time to live on hope and time to live now
A time to live and a time to die
Grown-ups must save and store their times lest they waste their life. Do not bounce empty handed from one season to another. Treasure your works and deeds and words; and your friends. To be someone instead of just time spent, a puppet of times, do not throw away what you have done and been, build on it. Rise with the little you do now on the shoulders of what you did before. That, is constant growth. It is all you are.
 Saturn, Jupiter's father, devours one of his sons, Poseidon (1636-38, Peter Paul Rubens Museo Nacional del Prado, CC Wikymedia Commons) The deep meaning here is the old parent joke: When your children are small, they are so sweet, you would eat them. When they grow up you regret that you didn't. (:
 Ecclesiastes 3, KJV Bible:
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
 'Life is to be understood backwards, but it is lived forwards', Søren Kierkegaard in Hong: KW I, From the Papers of One still Living, p. 78 and in Hong: KW VII, Philosophical Fragments, p.80. Also in: JP 1, A-E, entries 1030 and 1025. cf http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/humsoc/kierkegaard/resources/Kierkquotes.html