From what I've seen, the "science" of paleontology looks like it's run like the mafia. My experience with science (computers) is heavily market-driven rather than oligarchically driven.
I love dinosaurs but can a paleontologist really have a meaningful relationship with a dinosaur?
I love bugs and should have been an entomologist
I used to want to be a Paleontologist but I am working on becoming a vet insted
I always have
I wanted to be a paleontOlivier when I was a kid. Still love the dinos.