And the third thing about intelligence is, it's distinct.
I'm doing a new book at the moment called "Epiphany,"
which is based on a series of interviews with people about how they discovered their talent.
I'm fascinated by how people got to be there.
It's really prompted by a conversation I had with a wonderful woman who maybe most people have never heard of, Gillian Lynne.
Have you heard of her? Some have. She's a choreographer, and everybody knows her work.
She did "Cats" and "Phantom of the Opera." She's wonderful.
I used to be on the board of The Royal Ballet, as you can see.
Anyway, Gillian and I had lunch one day and I said, "How did you get to be a dancer?" It was interesting.
When she was at school, she was really hopeless.
And the school, in the '30s, wrote to her parents and said, "We think Gillian has a learning disorder."
She couldn't concentrate; she was fidgeting. I think now they'd say she had ADHD. Wouldn't you?
But this was the 1930s, and ADHD hadn't been invented at this point. It wasn't an available condition.
People weren't aware they could have that.
Anyway, she went to see this specialist. So, this oak-paneled room,
and she was there with her mother, and she was led and sat on this chair at the end,
and she sat on her hands for 20 minutes while this man talked to her mother about the problems Gillian was having at school.
Because she was disturbing people; her homework was always late; and so on, little kid of eight.
In the end, the doctor went and sat next to Gillian, and said,
"I've listened to all these things your mother's told me, I need to speak to her privately. Wait here.
We'll be back; we won't be very long," and they went and left her.