1. Scars represent survival. Via scarstories.org "A scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived." -Chris Cleave, Little Bee. 2. They symbolize healing. Via scarstories.org "If your body is game enough to knit itself back together after a hard physical lesson, to make scar tissue, that means you’re still alive, means you’re on the path toward healing." -Dana Jennings, The New York Times. 3. Scars prove that you're tough. Via scarstories.org “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” -Kahlil Gibran. 4. They mean that you're human. Via scarstories.org "It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars." -Garrison Keillor. 5. Scars serve as tangible evidence of lessons you've learned. Via scarstories.org "The wound is the place where the Light enters you." -Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī. 6. They relate tales of overcoming adversity. Via scarstories.org "Our scars tell stories. Sometimes they’re stark tales of life-threatening catastrophes, but more often they’re just footnotes to the ordinary but bloody detours that befall us on the roadways of life." -Dana Jennings, The New York Times. 7. Scars tell stories of hope. Via scarstories.org "Sad words are just another beauty. A sad story means, this storyteller is alive. The next thing you know something fine will happen to her, something marvelous, and then she will turn around and smile." -Chris Cleave, Little Bee. 8. They make us unique. Via scarstories.org "There is absolutely not just one story of what a scar is. Everybody makes their own meaning, and these meanings can be totally different." -Gretchen Case. 9. Scars are beautiful. Via scarstories.org "If I could design something, I don’t think I could do it better." -Seal, on the scars on his face.