'Philosophy is an attempt to come grips with the perennial, personal and universal human problems of meaning.
This is not to deny, as Nietzsche suggested, that there is also a curious 'will to truth', a fascination for puzzles and paradoxes that, once stimulated, may keep buzzing along for years.
But philosophy is not this. It is an engaged wrestling with the perennial problems of life. Philosophy is not a specialty, a profession, an exclusive club with its own rules and passwords. Philosophy is nothing but coming to grips with our passions and thinking about matters such as the meaning of life, tragedy, death, our sense of ouselves, and, af course, philosophy itself, which is by no means the province or the priviledge of any small number of universcity-trained professionals.
As Maurice Riseling has commented: "Sooner or later, life makes philosophers of us all." (p. 26)'
Spirituality for the Skeptic: The Thoughtful Love of Life by Robert C. Solomon
Robert C. Solomon