I know I am a bit late to comment on this, but I remember seeing it on the front page about a month ago and it just just me thinking. I bookmarked it and I've been looking at it a time and again, when I was feeling a bit down.
You see, I have tons of scars all over. When I was little, I crawled up a bookcase, stupid as toddlers are, and the thing tipped over on top of me; got my first scars then. When I grew to a child, I was really clumsy, so I always fell down. That gave me tons of scars on my hands and knees. In my tweens, I grew really fast; so fast my skin could not keep up and I get stretch marks. In my teens, I crashed on my scooter and my face said hello to the pavement. And you know what? When I look in the mirror, it's not any of those scars I see. It is the ones on my sides; the stretch marks there, because they're my proof that my beautiful daughter gave me scars, so scars can never be a bad thing.
no. in hurting yourself, you are fighting yourself. if you think scars show that people were stronger than what tried to hurt them, why can't that apply to the self inflicted ones? why not all scars? what makes one scar different from the other, really? they are all wounds that have healed, however people want to look at it. you are much stronger than you think, and you are certainly stronger than the part of you you are fighting.