After reading this, Einsteins quote seems to be quite apt here: –
Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid
While I think saying everyone is a genius, maybe pushing things a little too far (but then who am I to question such a man?) I do believe everyone has a talent, skill or ability that is amazing. Whether or not we know about it, or whether it has any practical application. As parents and teachers I think we have a duty & responsibility to free our children to explore there own abilities, and encourage them to try as many new things as possible within a safe environment.