It seemed silly in retrospect, after all no one wanted people to be unhappy. It they could tell, through testing and observation, that a child had an aptitude and love for things mechanical, would it have been fair not to give them that chance? Or another who’s love of numbers and mathematics meant she was primed to play in the world of quantum mechanics? If they knew, then wasn’t it their moral obligation to make sure these children were given the chance?
And if they missed out on all the chances they weren’t given on other things, didn’t it balance out in the end? A mathematician was still a mathematician, even if they might have had a minor twinge of pianist growing up. It was silly to let them spend time and effort on something they would forget about later in life. After all, they were happy.