But time and time again I'm both angered and saddened at the way I see it romanticized on the internet. They make is seem beautiful and even special, like having scars or making them makes you more than you were before, rather than focusing on how dangerous and destructive it really is.
People who use it to propel themselves in social media, wielding their scars for the sake of gaining a following.
It feels like an epidemic.
The lyrics of a song come to mind:
A laundry list of problems doesn't make you interesting / and never getting help doesn't make you brave / not listening to reason doesn't mean that you have faith / you're just cutting off your nose despite your face.
"Sympathy for the Martyr"- Straylight Run