They say that scars are cowboy tattoos with better stories?
Topic: First grade story writing paper for kids
June 27, 2019 / By Christie Question:
I'm writing a psychology paper one how we react to cosmetic defects like scars. Some people react with pride, while others are ashamed. I'm discussing how the circumstances through which we got a scar affects how we view them.
I can't think of any group more likely to have scars than you folks (I know I have gotten more than my fair share of scars while working with horses). So, what I want to know is, how did you get your scar and how do you feel about it.
This is an example if you don't understand what I'm asking:
I have a scar on my forearm where I was bitten by a stallion that I used to show. I was leading him to the barn after dark and he was hungry. He was getting naughty, so I slid my hand up the leadrope to hang onto his halter. He got me on the way up. To me, it is sort of a badge of honor, a reminder of some fun times, and also a reminder of how much that little $*** pissed me off.
Best Answers: They say that scars are cowboy tattoos with better stories?
Avalon | 9 days ago
I take pride in some of my scars. I have not been around horses for a long time, but I have a scar on my forehead from when I was 4 years old. I went down head first on a triangular metal slide and cut my head. Then, last year my class was walking up to a high school near us and this kid comes over and just randomly pushes me down. I have a giant scar on my elbow now. (We were going there to go wrestling! Not too fun..) I also have 3 scars on my knee. I was stupid when I was younger, let's just say that. I was dared to jump off of the highest part of the playground (2nd grade) and I cut my knee open.
I guess I take some pride in those because I never cried from any of them. Not even the metal slide one. Even though I had to get stitches. They are also a good story to tell. :-) :-) :-) It just depends on the person. Some people try to hide them and some people flaunt them.
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like you said it depends on the person, but i think it depend on the type of scar, like if its a huge burn on my face or something I would be embarrassed, but that is just my personality. I have scars I'm embarrassed of and scars i take pride in, because of the awesome story that goes with them.
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