Writing about coming from" a perfect world."

<p>UC Personal Statement Prompt 1
If I write about how I come from a world
where my parents always want me to be" perfect" and do things how they want, and how I learned that I do not need to be perfect, and how it shaped me to be independent, will that be unrevelant to the prompt ?
I don't really have anything else to write about.</p>

<p>I think that could work.</p>

<p>It could if you stay on topic and stay positive. Your approach is a little different and that is good. College admissions officers don’t want to read the same essay over and over. But don’t write it like you are complaining about how your parents want you to do more and that you don’t want to do that. You might want to write about how your perfect world is just different from what your parent’s idea is.</p>


Agree wholeheartedly. </p>

<p>“Perfect” is a loaded term. Rarely is it ever simple. Explore what you think it means for them, and what it means for you. </p>

<p>Just look at these sub-definitions from the dictionary:
-being entirely without fault or defect : flawless <a perfect="" diamond="">
-satisfying all requirements : accurate
-corresponding to an ideal standard or abstract concept </a><a perfect="" gentleman="">
-lacking in no essential detail : complete</a></p><a perfect="" gentleman="">

<p>Your life of risks, flaws, and independence most likely fits into the third definition of “perfect.” In fact, I reckon you are quite the idealist, whether or not you acknowledge it.</p>

<p>I think your idea is good, but you need to be careful. Don’t write too negatively and you need to focus more on the “independence” part.</p>

<p>I’m not sure if this applies directly to the OP, but I have noticed a very common theme.</p>

<p>Many applicants have too much focus on what their parents think. It’s mostly irrelevant. I think the real point is that these people didn’t think for themselves at first but now they do. If that’s the case, focus more on the change to independent thinking and less on your parents.</p>