When you live at or near The Equator, there's little variation in the length of day and night throughout the year. They remain roughly equal - around twelve hours. Never to know the lengthening of winter nights as in northern latitudes nor the summer shrinkage. Never to require much psychological adjustment nor the necessity for seasonal wardrobe changes.
The lives of those who of us who live well north of The Tropic of Cancer and way south of The Tropic of Capricorn are deeply affected by annual cycles of light and season that are of little relevance in tropical regions.