A philosopher is neither a professional nor a therapist nor a life coach

“So what do you do for a living?”

“I’m a philosopher.”

“So where do you teach?”

“I don’t teach at a university. I work with individuals on meaning and value of life questions.”

“You mean you’re a therapist?”

“No, we write letters, take walks, drink wine, discuss ultimate values.”

“Kinda like a life coach.”