Our scars remind us that we survived. They aren’t badges of some magical transformation into a being of philosophical acceptance. Scars say, “I fought and won. Even if I had to leave part of myself behind, I’m still here.”
This is closer to the truth. Fighting for your life might be necessary, but it is never welcome. Suffering is not a noble path to self-improvement. It takes far more courage to go into war, knowing what it costs. And I respect your courage in sharing this with us. Thank you.