Really intelligent children perceive reality. They aren’t limited to book learning, they aren’t focused on school. They see life and grasp the fact that school is only one aspect of learning.
They also perceive time.
Why race into the work force two years early? Why give up T.V. shows and games and parties and doing nothing so as to get the ‘A’?
When really intelligent children aren’t segregated from the General Population, they perceive what the General Population extols and what it reviles.
The General Population might be arguing over whether a goal was off side while in the rarefied atmosphere of academia the discussion the weight of a particular molecule.
Clearly, if one is aware of reality, how one is perceived; being in that football discussion is wiser.