So recently delta ambition, or the supposed lack of it, has been getting some air-time. I don't get where this comes from. All the deltas I know are extremely ambitious individuals, particularly in terms of their personal dreams. Whether they achieve those dreams is something else (and hardly related to type I think - external factors play a huge role in that) but surely ambition refers to having those dreams. And I would like to take a stance on us definitely having them!
So lets celebrate delta ambitions! Share what your ambitions are. Or if you'd rather not, then maybe post an argument for why your type is ambitious. So next time someone harshes on delta's high achieving vibe, we can point them here and go guess what mate, you're off your nut.
I have two ambitions that I am trying to reconcile: I want to be a barrister and an academic. Regarding being a barrister, well, there is nothing like the adrenaline rush of standing up before a judge and pitting your mind against theirs to get the best outcome. You are right there at the coalface of where law is made, applied, interpreted. You are being effective and having an impact with every statement you make.
Then academia is also incredibly alluring: I see so many problems with the theory in my areas - the honours thesis I'm writing right now in political economy is deliberately critical and positioned against pretty much every orthodox school because I see their assumptions and methodologies as flawed. And I want to change it all to fix how they are wrong, wrong, so very wrong. Legal academia is probably where I'd like to end up long term though: again, there are so many flaws in our present system and I see that as a way of highlighting those flaws and trying to get real change made. On a large scale.
Do I want to change the world? Yes. But through reform, not revolution. And I want to change it in a way that I see as meaningful, not change for the sake of it.
So guys, over to you. Ambitions, people, we wants to hear!