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.