Janne Teller talks about ques­tions like: Why do we need lit­er­a­ture? Where does the des­per­a­tion of young gen­er­a­tions come from? Which claim for truth do non-fic­tion and fic­tion have? Why is the ques­tion about the mean­ing of life con­sid­ered more dan­ger­ous by critis like, for exam­ple, violence?

Janne Teller talks about the respon­si­bil­i­ty of authors and crit­i­cizes the super­fi­cial­i­ty and mean­ing­less­ness of an achieve­ment-ori­ent­ed soci­ety where „being some­body”, being impor­tant, and being num­ber one over­shad­ows the ques­tion about what it means to be human.