Famous song title and forever humanity’s desire to reach the impossible? Not for Thibault though. It seems that the Marvels…
We all dream of one day having super powers. Powers that take us beyond the laws of physics: spit fire, super speed, and above all, the ability to fly. Throughout time, humanity has been fascinated by the ability to fly; it admires it and longs for it. But it seems a power only reserved to superheroes. For our friend Thibault, he never imagined that one day, he would take to the skies. Since a young age he had an interest for sports, mainly individual sports like trail or biking. And so he practiced and practiced.
Ironically, on April 1st, Thibaut looked up to the sky. And there, passed a planner. Nothing out of the ordinary, right? Are you really interested in this machine? What is it about really? How does this non-motorized thing even fly? His curiosity got the best of him and completed his first flight the very same day! That day, without necessarily realizing it, Thibaut had SWITCHED: "From the very first moments, this flight lit the little spark that burns like wildfire". This lead to him enrolling in flying school and transformed his curiosity into a passion. Today, "this passion is the fulfillment of everything, it conditions all that surrounds my life". This is the story about Thibault's super power.
Soon enough, Thibaut (like all superheroes) strengthened his super power. Believe it or not, flying quickly became boring... He went from glider to acrobatics ... And now he “plays” in the sky, where he makes 'wacky' figures. With the help of his handle he turns, rotates, and nose-dives. In fact, he tames the skies to make the sky his playground, his canvas where he expresses himself. Like he superheroes, he has friends a little different from ours because "you end up with the birds up in the air, it's a different feeling of freedom". And like superheroes, the notions of strength and competition come into play. In less than 3 years, "I became champion of France and joined the French team of aerobatics". You classic superhero profile. His next wish? "Prepare the world championships".
Whether it it Batman or Superman, they use their super power for the benefit of others. Well, Thibaut’s case is no different: "What get my juices flowing is sharing. That's what really gets me going. But unlike comic heroes, he does not keep his secret to himself: "I have a real need to share with others. To make people understand the sensations that are felt at 500 m above ground are a real need for me.
Thibaut’s Switch is not a gift, it comes from a real discovery and self-knowledge.
But how does this complex phenomenon manifest itself? " We only live once. Let's stop doing things according others’ perception of us. Do not worry about it. If something is important to you, drives you, makes you transcend, then "think of yourself and adapt the environment around you to that", a superhero's piece of advice…