What about the second option to the question, “…Or a problem you would like to solve,”? I feel that discussing what I would like to do (improve secondary education in the sciences within third world countries) is more reflective of me than a personal story. How would I incorporate a personal story when talking about the future or is it OK if I don’t include one? As of now I’ve identified a problem and how I’m going to solve it by earning a college education. My solution is pretty unique so I don’t think they will get bored but are they looking specifically for personal narratives?
2. Chicago May Day '86: organize "religious" procession for Haymarket "Martyrs"--huge banners with sentimental portraits, wreathed in flowers & streaming with tinsel & ribbon, borne by penitenti in black KKKatholic-style hooded gowns--outrageous campy TV acolytes with incense & holy water sprinkle the crowd--anarchists w/ash-smeared faces beat themselves with little flails & whips--a "Pope" in black robes blesses tiny symbolic coffins reverently carried to Cemetery by weeping punks. Such a spectacle ought to offend nearly everyone .