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Why do I love my scars so much?

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Last Updated: 04/28/2020 at 4:29am
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January 17th, 2015 6:10pm
When I was younger, I used to self-harm - the scars that are left over have since become very faint, and if you didn't know where to look for them (like I do), you wouldn't know they were there. Yet, I could still point out every single one, and probably tell you when it happened and what triggered it. It's not that I'm proud of having MADE the scars - no. I recognize that what I did was dangerous, and I would never allow myself to self-harm again. On the other hand, the scars represent a dark period in my life - and they mark, for me, a physical representation of a dark time that I successfully survived. I don't love the circumstances that made my scars, and I don't love that I did it to myself, but I do love that I have been able to stop, and that those scars will always remind me that things have been worse than they are now, and I still survived.
June 7th, 2015 9:41am
I love my scars. Scars represent I survived, I am alive, I'm okay now and when I look down on them, I remember how I got through some hard situations. I'm on my way to healing. My scars proved that I'm though, I did it. Scars represent lessons that I learned in my life, I am human. Scars tell stories of hope: I managed through hard times and I was proud of me discovering it's still hope. Our scars make us unique. Scars are beautiful because they tell us stories of bravery.
February 8th, 2015 5:18pm
Perhaps looking at your scars reminds you of the tough times that you've been through and help you to feel proud that you have beat your demons and become the person you are today. They are your war wounds.
April 29th, 2015 1:22pm
My scars make me remember what I was, what I thought about myself and against what I fought. I am not ashamed but not proud either of my scars, it is a part of me, of my past.
April 30th, 2015 10:42pm
I love my scars as well. But I love them because they remind me of how strong I have become over the years of torment. These scars show my pain through battle and war. They are my battle scars. I take pride in them and take pride in being able to say that I overcame the struggles. Maybe this is true for you as well. I wish you the best. Have a blessed day!
June 29th, 2015 3:55am
Some people find them aesthetically pretty. Others look at them and feel that their scars have made them who they are, in a way. While it's great to be unashamed of your scars and let them show, they should never be glorified or thought of as definitive of who you are.
July 20th, 2015 5:41pm
You love them because they are the one thing you have control over, i do advise that you do seek medical attention.
February 4th, 2018 4:46pm
Scars can be a reminder of how you battled through pain. You know why your scars exsist, they tell your story and that might be why you love them so much.
May 9th, 2015 8:23pm
Scars are a reminder/symbol of the struggles you've gone through and how far you've come. They signify what you've dealt with and survived.
May 16th, 2015 5:32pm
They are a reminder of how strong you are and all you have overcome. They remind you that you are a warrior and you have fought so hard to be where you are today. They are a reminder that you are still here, and still fighting, and are recovering and healing from the pain of your past.
May 18th, 2015 6:17pm
You love them because it reminds you of what you've been through. It's a symbol of recovery. It shows that you fought and you won, instead of you fought and you lost. You can look back at what you used to be and compare it to the person you have become because of it. I used to cut and My scars are apart of me and my past. It makes me feel proud that i overcame my demons.
June 12th, 2015 9:34pm
I would think that the reason why you love you love your scars is because they defines you, it shows people that you have experienced many things in your life, its like a permant remember on your body, a remembering about all the adventours in your life ;)
July 27th, 2015 3:08pm
Because each scar tells a story, a story that once upon the time you fought a battle, which at the time you were not sure if you'll survive.
September 8th, 2015 8:37pm
Maybe you see them as proof of what you've been through. Maybe you even see them as a sort of badge for having been through those things and survived.
November 10th, 2015 7:23pm
Your scars are a part of you, a part of your story. So it's normal to love them, they show what ypu've overcome and how much you've grown as a person.
December 7th, 2015 2:00pm
my scars show me how strong i have been and where i am from.Its a reminder of what doesn't kill you makes you stronger
January 4th, 2016 10:52am
Because you feel like they define you in a way. You feel like they a show a mark of what problems you have overcome.
January 5th, 2016 2:51pm
cause it shows me something that ive been through and making it out alive, knowing that im strong enough to get through it
January 11th, 2016 8:40am
Probably because they tell a story . You got then in a moment when everything else seemed to be gone. So they are 'there for you' when ever you need them
February 22nd, 2016 3:03pm
On the one hand I think scars can represent the difficult times you've experienced so it's natural to have a fondness for then when you feel you've overcome the problem. On the other, I think it can be a part of self harm addiction, if that's the case for you. In that case your brain can tell you all kinds of things about self harm being a good thing and that can go as far as your scars.
February 22nd, 2016 10:08pm
Because they're awesome. Scars just look cool, in my opinion. And they're the evidence of the battles you've fought, of your healing power. Because they contrast your old worn out skin, because they're new and pale and sometimes look ethereal.
February 29th, 2016 11:37pm
Because they represent that you have gone thru a hard time and those are the memories from the bad times that you have overcome
March 1st, 2016 8:28pm
Perhaps because they're a physical manifestation of your pain. I often wished someone would acknowledge my emotional suffering. When I turned them into scars, people could no longer ignore them. Scars are also a sign of how far we've come. I look at mine now that I've reached a happier, much more mentally healthy place, and I see evidence of how far I've come. I am a survivor. You are too.
May 17th, 2016 6:38pm
This is something many people do. It might remind them of a time in their life that they have overcome.
October 24th, 2016 5:54am
Because they have become your only source of acceptance and happiness where other things make you feel hopeless it's like a backwards view on perfectionism
January 17th, 2017 6:34pm
You may feel that they visualize your struggle and, perhaps, make you feel that your problems are more valid and real. This is not the case for all people, and it may not even be the case for you, but it is not uncommon for people with scars to feel the way that you do about them for that reason.
October 17th, 2017 4:45am
In my past experience I have found myself to be attached to my scars because I don't feel ready to let go of my past or I feel like they are an important part of me just as important and unique as any other imperfection on my body the show the battles that I have overcome.
November 7th, 2017 7:19am
They are my battle scars. They show that I went through a hard time, and that I was strong enough to get through it. They are a reminder that I am bigger than my demons.
November 14th, 2017 5:13am
Because they validate your struggle. It can be easy to feel that mental illnesses are not real illnesses, since they are internal and often times there are no outward physical symptoms like there are with other illnesses. Scars can eliminate these feelings by creating physical evidence of your struggle and make you feel that what you are going through is entirely valid and real.
January 30th, 2018 2:11pm
My scars are a reflection of growth and maturity. I love my scars and embrace them because they show the person I am today.