I know sound like a broken record when I bring up the 6-point evaluation admissions criteria. But this time, though the dimensions are the same, the way they are evaluated has changed subtly or a lot, depending how you see it. Like it or now, brace for the change.
College essays are to help you differentiate over other students. If your topic is common, one that many others will be writing about, you are already fading into the crowd. It’s simply too common and makes it harder to show what's unique about you. Common or overdone topics are difficult to make it interesting. Of course, there are some exceptions: