Yesterdays newspapers revealed that Deutsche Bank boss Josef Ackermann in 2007 earned 14 Million €. After the Liechtenstein scandal, social debate reached a point where information like this is nothing but another proof of the greed of “those up there”. On the opposite side of society German media correspondingly have detected a complete lack of values – see all the old men and BVG – bus drivers having been attacked and beaten down in the last weeks. (for more information see articles on welt-online and n24 in German.) Is that true? Do we actually live in a deeply unmoral society without ethics, without values? I observed the opposite during the last weeks: When I went to Airport Berlin-Schönefeld a couple of days ago to pick up a friend of mine I had to wait for two hours because the plain was late. At the information desk, in the middle of hysterical crowd of people who were wondering what happened to the plane, sat an arab or turkish looking guy, maybe 20 years old. He watched the screen of his computer very concentrated very absorbed, almost if he was meditating. I managed to cast a glance at the site he was watching: it was the wikipedia site about “Bescheidenheit” (modesty). Some days later I stumbled upon some Prenzlauer Berg street art which deals with similar topics “Demut”(humility) and “Gier” (greed). Are these the first signs of a comeback of values through the back door ?