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too depressing?

too depressing?
« on: May 23, 2007, 07:01:13 AM »
So I am thinking about my PS and I really want to talk about overcoming adversity. I have had an "active" life and I am afraid of my PS being depression as subjects show up like

-gang affiliation
-drug addiction and usage in home
-domestic violence in home
-traumatic childhood
-severe neurological illness

anyone have any advice on how not to sound like the misery dude, or is it more about how the subjects are approached?

any feedback would be greatly appreciated

Re: too depressing?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2007, 08:57:18 AM »
If you write about that mention how it helped you develop as a person, especially intellectually. And try to keep the message up beat. There are a lot of people who suffer out there, but most of them turn into haters and whiners, don't let it sound in your PS as you are one of them.


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Re: too depressing?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2007, 09:22:02 AM »
I agree.  Your topics will get thier interest.  For every tough experience end it on an up beat and explain how that experience has changed you for the better.  What kind of lawyer will you be because of your past.