I feel like the entire mba process is a bit predatory in a way. As a way to differentiate ourselves from the crowd, a lot of people end up having to utilize the traumatic events that they’ve gone through in their lives as material for essays. I feel like you end up being used as inspiration for the university - whether its through articles they put out or through opportunities to present where you’re highly encouraged to talk about your “journey”. I feel like it could become more of a circle jerk where people compete to show who has had the hardest life when compared to everyone else. I’m in no way saying that it shouldn’t be done because obviously it impacts your life and provides justification for some of your stats or jobs (ie low gpa, poor work experience), I just think its super weird to be that intimate with a person (adcom) you’ve barely spoken to just for the sole purpose of getting admission into a school.
Edit: Thank you for the award!