In college essay, is it okay to write "I like making people happy" and "it gives me a lot of satisfaction to help others"?

It is true and I am writing this because I was named after a philanthropist and Dartmouth's essay topic is "Every name tells a story: Tell us about your name and its origin". I guess we also have to write how is the name important to me. SO is it okay to write it but isnt it mundane?
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