From the perspective of my own life, this meme is 100% true. The same human archetypes come into my life - in repeating cycles - and there appears to be an element of continual personal and responsive refinement, compassion and maturity needed with each time they arrive.
It's incredibly spiritual when you are aware of these cycles and what your own responsibility/reaction is when the same archetype shows up in a new person. This is the real enlightenment. Not meditation. Getting out there and showing up for life in terms of improving the outcomes of ones archetypal association cycles.
Nothing last forever except for the experience it leaves us with. That's the map of the territory being made known to us piecemeal.