In hindsight, it makes sense to me now, but I had never imagined someone would be embarrassed by the scars that they bear.
I view scars as a testament of strength, visual representations of what you have endured during the course of your life, and signs of wisdom, just like grey hair, because what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and because we live and learn.
When people achieve success, the public only sees the success, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Beneath that are countless failures, challenges, and obstacles we must overcome in order the reach success. The more times we fail, and the more challenges we face and overcome, the more deserving we are of success, and the more likely we are to achieve it.