If I could do something with no risk of failing, I would…

<p>These Brown supplement questions seem quite… strange and oddly, fun to answer. I’m a little stuck on the “If I could do something with no risk of failing, I would…” response though. What exactly are they asking here? Well, I know that the question is meant to have no boundaries, but still…</p>

<p>Do I talk about how I want to ask this girl I met on date?</p>

<p>Do I talk about how I want to play a certain instrument?</p>

<p>Do I talk about how I want to be a teacher yet survive in today’s economy?</p>

<p>Thinking about my options, I’m almost tempted to write “If I could do something with no risk of failing, I would apply only to Brown”.</p>

<p>Do what feels right. Pretty sure that's the point.
Making it about the school doesn't seem like the right answer. But then again my first instinct was to write "only apply to Brown" too haha</p>

<p>Don't waste this opp to pander to Brown. The readers want to learn something new about you. By fact you're applying to Brown already shows them your interest. Don't answer this question w/a trite "I love Brown" focus.</p>

<p>Answer what's most prominent on your mind/heart -- that's the point. You'll be able to display yourself in that topic the best -- whether it's the girl/date or the teacher/economy or instrument topic -- or whatever.</p>

<p>You might feel tempted to doubt choosing any particular topic but you may come off very well if it really moves you.</p>

<p>I can GUARANTEE you: there will be hundreds of self-contented applicants who choose "Apply to Brown" as the topic-- and think they are the most original thinker extant.</p>

<p>I just learned the word "extant." Thanks T26E4 ;)
Yea, I know some people who wrote "only apply to Brown!!!" in that space.
Too late now, but I agree with everyone above.</p>

<p>Answer why you are perfect for Brown, not why Brown is perfect for you.</p>

<p>What would you say to Santa?
Or, imagine you stumbled upon a wish-granting Genie. What would you wish for?</p>

<p>I put down being a host to a televised comedy show.</p>

<p>Wow Kwally, funny we answered similar things. I said "Host a cooking show"... was before the character limit so it was rather short</p>

<p>My daughter thought a lot about this question. I won't say what she put (at least for now), but it occurred to me that a lot of things wouldn't be nearly as fun or worthwhile to do if you had no risk of failing.</p>