How's this for an essay topic?

<p>I am a vietnamese-american.
This past summer i went to visit Vietnam, I guess i somewhat had fun, but the most interesting thing was how the people lived. Because it is a third-world was down a couple standards of living compared to america. So my descriptions aren't going to be pretty.<br>
I guess i learned that i'm lucky for everything i can get here: material and education wise but how can I say this without putting Vietnam too much on the spot by basically saying how it's dirty and everything. I don't want to make fun of it, that would be kinda of mean right?</p>

<p>It all depends on the wording. You can write a vivid description, showing empathy for those who live there, without making fun of it. At the end, you can write that you learned to appreciate your current conditions and all that jazz..</p>

<p>The kind of topic you described - how visiting a third world country opened your eyes to how lucky you are - is actually pretty common. If you can make it fresh and interesting, then more power to you. But it's going to be hard not to have it be cliched. Good luck!</p>

<p>I's a very trite subject, but if you make it your own and insightful, it should be good.</p>

<p>I also have a different topic, still about vietnam because i'm not sure if i could word it right.</p>

<p>I went to vietnam before when i was 11 yrs. old. I don't remember much but my essay topic could be (since i went back as a 17 yr. old) about how my perspective changes. And how i learn and understand different things as i grow older. I not really sure what examples i could give when i went back as an 11 yr. old.</p>

<p>If you can't write about it, it isn't a good idea to write about it.</p>