I'm writing the "Meliora" essay for University of Rochester applications (Priority Review, due December first) and I'm concerned it's not about me and my own experience enough, but i don't know what else to say! Suggestions?
Meliora: ''Ever better'' - The University's motto directs our focus toward continual improvement through learning, discovery, creativity, and enterprising collaborations among people with different points of view. Describe a ''Meliora'' experience from your life.
At the end of Taekwondo class, my instructor said, You all did great today. But do you think you can do better? A few students said, Yes, Sir. Your answer should always be yes, he said. You can always improve with practice.
I took his words to heart, realizing they pertain to more than Taekwondo. I find they apply to life in general: improvement is possible in most endeavors, as Meliora proclaims.
To me, Meliora means ever better at what I love and what is difficult or scary. It means ever better at working with different people and in unique environments, especially when it doesnt come naturally. Like Taekwondo, college will offer me new goals, boosting me from my comfort zone to my Meliora zone.