These are the problems I'm faced with when trying to decide on a good PS topic. My initial idea was to write about my experience studying abroad in Italy and living with an Italian family, but it seems both too cliched and too boring.Then, I thought about writing something about my ultimate career goals (going to law school, getting my master's in art history, working on behalf of the US or US institutions to sort out the ownership of contested works of art between countries), but from reading posts on here, it seems as though the PS is not really supposed to be used to talk about "why you want to go to law school," etc. Finally, I considered devoting my PS to talking about my experience in being adopted as a young child and growing up as one of 4 asian children in my school. It was a poignant experience for me, but I don't know how to admissions committee will feel about it; I dont' want to write about something and have those who read it think, "stop complaining, because other people have it worse," even though that's not what I'm trying to get across. Any suggestions about which to choose, or even how to adjust any of the above topics to better suit the purpose of a PS are welcomed and extremely appreciated!
Saw dashrashi's LSN site. Since she seems to use profanity, one could say that HYP does not necessarily mean class or refinement.