In what way have you ever felt slow-witted in comparison to your peers? What would you attribute their intellectual superiority (in that field) to, HARD WORK, STARTING YOUNG? For example, my friend told me that she had decided to switch from theoretical to experimental physics because she felt that she was much slower than her counterparts when it came to that kind of math. I dont think I agree that she was slow because she could have just developed the aptitude for that kind of advanced math (All she needed was time). Am I wrong? What I'm saying is, could she have become a successful theroret. physicist despite no headstart if she just did her best or did she need the boost of that extra caliber?