This tongue-in-cheek parable exploits the suffering of a headhunter who has harvested the head of an anthropologist.
DuWors, the one who created the scenario, reads into the camera. We hear of poor Charlie, who is frustrated when the head he tried to shrink comes out lop-sided, due to a procedural error on his part. We are then treated to a cross-cultural analysis of coping as the necessary response to a universal experience, frustration. We are then introduced to a formula from this culture that would apply across cultures, religions, and even non-religions. It is the common-sense principle embedded in the “Serenity Prayer.” Namely, that each human must face our problem, sorting it into two piles, that which I control and that which I don’t. Only then can we get on with the work of specifically reducing our frustration.