A scar on the body is lasting, It cannot be changed like clothes, tripcodes, or a postmodern lifestyle.
To progress again, man must remake himself. And he cannot remake himself without suffering. For he is both the marble and the sculptor. In order to uncover his true visage he must shatter his own substance with heavy blows of his hammer.
Your body is the road map of where you have been and it should have the scars to prove it.
Self-improvement is masturbation.
Self-destruction is the answer.
You'll only survive of you die.