In French, we call a nipple “un téton”. And a pacifier is called “une tétine”.
Therefore, you can imagine that we almost say “a nipplet” instead of “a pacifier”. Une tétine.
Makes sense, oui?
I have two daughters, they are 16 and 19, and they never had a “pacifier”.
The reason is : I am sure a pacifier is useless, and vulgar, even harmful.
A pacifier is a cork. Baby’s crying, cork him! Shut him off!
And more : A pacifier, for a baby, is an external solution. Therefore this future human being will never find a way to cope – out of a “thing”.
Later, as an adult, it’ll stay the same. Something else – or someone else – will be the fix. He’ll need a cigarette, or a bigger car, or to buy things, to try to get better. Or eating. Or pills.
A cigarette is a pacifier. Bulimia is a pacifier. Etc.
I stop here. All this cork thing is overboring. Almost as boring as paying someone to drill your nose to put a ring into it – and then you do look like a cow. Feel better now you have one? Happy? Corked?
Sucking to feel safe, it is insane. It’s deep inner drama. It creates a disastrous brain : “I need something to calm down”. Drama, problems, money, intoxications. No pacifier, it’s better. They’ll survive… You’ll survive, and find solutions from the inside of you. Knowledge.
And realizing this : there is no “solution”, eventually.
This is wisdom!
Dial : You had one as a kid? Thus now what is your pacifier made of?
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