Charlie Brown goes to Lucy's psychiatry booth for advice. Lucy has the feeling that Charlie Brown is like an emotional roller-coaster. He thinks that he is more like the bumper-cars. Lucy comes to the conclusion that Charlie Brown needs a personal philosophy. Charlie Brown says, "Life is like an ice cream cone. You have to learn to lick it." That makes Lucy mad because she thinks that the philosophy is stupid and lacks depth.
The short partially adapts the Sunday strip from August 11, 1968.