interesting observation (wasn't that a smart thing to say?) personally i was brought up to appreciate great minds and my parents,or at least my mother taught me to base my world on reason and logic,not simply on the word of others. And i always loved to think,just think. So,to me philosophy is simply an exploration,of life,enviroment,spirituality,everything. i suppose some have used it as an escape from whatever it is they are escaping,i just always thought it was fun to think (pun intended).
"All art is an expression of pain."~John Lennon