I personally really like this theme. I think it is important to understand the obstacles that each of us have overcome to be where we are today. Our struggles have made us who we are today and we should be proud of who we are and where we are in our lives. Personally, I have had to overcome a lot in my life to be successful (especially in college). For the direction of the theme for the class, I think it would be fun to discuss different aspects of our lives, what is a significant impact someone/something has had on us, and where we see ourselves going after college. I would love to read blogs about each students life in school before college and fun memories each student has. Pictures posted via Instagram / Twitter or videos posted to YouTube of younger versions of ourselves would be so intriguing to see, and I think it would be fun to compare our younger selves to ourselves now.
I also think discussing something that we are passionate about would give some insight into who we are as a person. You can learn a lot about someone based on their interests. I would love to learn about a new interest or hobby that I haven’t discovered, and I think that learning why someone is passionate about something can spark passion in others.