For the second essay "writing sample" the question asks for "attributes, life experiences, unique perspectives, and/or special talents" Would I be at a disadvantage if I simply talked about the qualities I possess that would make me a good cadet? Rather than an experience, perspective or talent? Also for the third, it's optional. I read that you shouldn't submit it unless there's something important the academy needs to know. However would that appear that I'm being lazy and don't want to attend THAT badly? Thank you!!