Unique Essay Idea.... Too weird?

<p>Over the course of the summer I've been thinking about my college essay. I have a very unique topic in mind but I'm not sure if it's too out there. I definitely want my essay to be my hook because I'm your average white male with good grades. </p>

<p>Anyways, my idea is as follows:</p>

<p>I've had a birth defect called Pectus Excavatum. It's a depression of my chest (it sinks in by about 2.5 inches, forming a crater). Google images it if you want to. I was made fun of, laughed at, given weird looks by girls, etc. all throughout middle school and early high school whenever I swam or went to the beach or was in the pool during gym class. Enduring those comments actually strengthened my self esteem and in the end I have changed from a fragile kid to one with a thick skin. It helped sort out the wheat from the chaff, so to speak- I left my weak self behind . And right now I'm not self conscious at all anymore and I'm not timid about taking off my shirt to go for a swim. </p>

<p>Is this too weird to write about? I mean it has definitely had a great impact on my life and has changed me. But I'm writing about my chest. My parents think it's far too weird. But I think this is unique in a good way. I think someone who would read this theoretical essay would remember it for its unique qualities.</p>

<p>Any feedback?</p>

<p>I don't see anything weird with that, it sounds like a good idea, just make sure you don't make it a sob story, but yeah definitely not weird and pretty unique.</p>

<p>dangerous going there. i say this is going out in shallow waters. biggest pitfalls are to either write a sob story or a clich</p>

<p>I didnt really intend for it to be a sob story. I don't want people to feel bad or w/e, I was just picking a unique personal challenge. I'm focusing less on the people making fun of me part and more on the change part. And yes, I'll be utilizing humor, because that makes my personality speak out more.</p>

<p>I don't think it's weird at all! But, yes, avoid sob stories!</p>

<p>If the focus is on how it made you grow as a person (that's what I picked up from your story), then I would say it's an excellent and unique topic. Good luck with whatever essay you choose to write.</p>

<p>What are you retarded? If you're writing about your crater, I'm writing about my tiny ****. LETS SEE WHO GOES TO TEH BETTER SCHOOL.</p>

<p>I know a person with the same problem, and he's actually used it to his advantage.</p>

<p>So hahalolk do you think its a good topic to write about? And I'm curious how he has used it to his advantage haha.</p>

<p>I too have this condition, and have never seen it as a negative thing haha. I believe it was because my mother smoked when she was pregnant (doh). I even saw a kid on the old show "Figure it Out" go on and eat cereal out of it.</p>

<p>My experiences aside, it could be a great topic as long as you don't make it a sob story. Possibly mention how you didn't understand why people were making fun of it, and you learned to accept others with physical conditions (just my case) haha</p>

<p>My little cousin has that!!</p>

<p>He would lay down on the floor and put water in it, and let other kids drink from it.
ahahaha eww</p>

<p>& I think your essay sounds like a good idea.
why dont you speak about your "hole" and twist it into some type of metaphor?
I think it'd be more unique that way.</p>