Question about the Personal Essay on the Common App?

<p>On the Personal Essay, is it better to write about a more sophisticated topic that might be a bit boring to the reader, or a topic that sounds less sophisticated yet is probably more intriguing. For example, would it be better to write about a great transcendentalist who affected me (which makes me look more knowledgable, but may bore the reader) OR about a someone who is less boring yet less "sophisticated"?</p>

<p>Don't write a boring essay.</p>

<p>Doesn't sound boring.</p>

<p>I heard that admissions officers are on heavy caffeine and up real late reading essays, so yeah, don't bore them.</p>