Well, with a birthday on 22 August I feel reasonably well placed to comment on this.
It's a load of drivel.
Although I *hated* school with a passion - and it hated me - I never "struggled".
People are people; some are good at things and some aren't. I'm good at remembering stories and making Lamingtons. I'm bad at football and playing the trumpet.
That's why I'm showing people around Symphony Hall, not playing in it. It also meant I never had to go to school on my birthday.......