This text must begin with an admission of error. Almost exactly five years ago, I predicted that "Ossis" and "Wessis" would die out if the media let them. After all, there is no longer a wall in this country, least of all in the minds of young people, I wrote in the ZEIT on the anniversary of the 25th fall of the wall, At that time I was looking forward to 2019. Because then, 30 years after the Peaceful Revolution, we could finally call Thuringia Thuringia. And just like Bavaria is Bavaria, we would say Mecklenburg to Mecklenburg. Instead of spending too much effort on identity debates about Besser-Wessis or Jammer-Ossis, I hoped that together we would master challenges such as digitization, globalization or climate change.