SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I have a question about obstacles on the secondary applications. For example: Suny Stony Brook DESCRIBE AN OBSTACLE YOU'VE OVERCOME AND HOW IT HAS DEFINED YOU. I have been blessed in the fact that I have not really encountered hard obstacles in my life and I am truly fortunate for that. So would it be ok/good to say this and go on to explain that in many other ways my actions/volunteer work are what has defined me and how I would deal with an obstacle when I encounter one?