Are these feelings worth hiding the scars?
Is this who I am, or is this the [anxiety, depression, whathaveyou] talking? Who is in control, the emotion or the human?
Do I really want to explain this later on?
If I take that final step, others will follow me, if only to bring me back. Mine won't be the only life hurt by that final decision. Is it worth hurting others to do that?
Is this mental boredom, mental anguish, anxiety, or a problem in my mind that won't shut up? Can I handle this alone or do I need help? (Cutting and the final decision don't count as handling it alone.)
Are the permanent scars worth the temporary release? Is there a more constructive, rather than destructive release I can use? Can I funnel this somewhere more positive?