They say everything happens for a reason
And people change like the seasons, then grow apart

from J. Cole – Lost Ones Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

People are always experiencing and thus oftentimes change in manner and beliefs. Cole compares the extremities of the changes people go through to the radical differences between the seasons. Change in people consequently causes separation and a growing distance. Because ‘'everything happens for a reason’‘, these situations do have a meaning, and are possibly inevitable.

Kanye expressed a similar sentiment in Heard Em Say.

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