“ Rapid and conspicuous socio-cultural changes always have a strong impact on human life and a significant influence on mental health. . . the cultural system introjected during the first years of life tends not to modify. It is the central nucleus of psychology” The author has held a series of conversations with persons who are no longer young but are not resigned to taking back seats. She has explored with them the current changes in society, researching the essential capacities to face new challenges, different circumstances and societies of the contemporary world. These debates, rich in interrogatives, at times rather disturbing, and with surprising answers have paved the way to a better understanding of ourselves and of the world around us, even though it appears so different.