I was recently guided to Milan Kundera, a brilliant writer, who has an amazing aptitude and gift for understanding the human psyche. His books delve deep into the places and secrets that we as human beings would rather ignore or pretend didn't exist. The parts of ourselves that perhaps we don't even know exist. I finished reading Identity and it made me want to through away all that I am and all that I have done and begin a new but I have long since realized that trying to forget the past is not as easy as writers and poets make it sound. It is a good concept but one that can not be realized. I think that I would rather keep my past regrets rather than lose them like they never existed. If you are looking for thought provoking books I would recommend reading anything by Milan Kundera.