I think there are three fundamental functions of philosophies. I will sort them by abstraction. Beginning with the most abstract. (1) Understanding existence (2) Understanding being human (3) How to live The colloquial understanding of philosophy IMO mainly refers to (3). What intuitively comes to mind to me is a set of guidelines or wisdom or insights. A list of short notices, each marked with thick-inked dot. Or perhaps a list of anecdotes, shining due to their flexibility and practical orientation. I have got a lot of on my mind regarding (3). Nothing absolute, but something IMO defining. But on my quest for (3) I mostly faced confusion and frustration. And it made wonder: Who even adheres to a philosophy? Disclaimer: DO NOT GIVE ME something like "Do not do as you would not want done unto yourself" - because (almost) no one does that - and expect to be taken wholly holy srlsy. I believe there are similar axioms with similar shortcomings. That is not why I mean by real philosophy. By that I mean: Actually practiced. Not perfect, of course, but at least giving it an honest try. Not merely revered, without following through. That stinks of mere convenience philosophy or also morality Of merely allotting points which mark one as the good or the bad. Or the wise and the dumb. Like in a game show. If you do have a real thing: Please share. If you do not: share just as well. This is about the big picture, not finding the special unicorn.Just be advised where I want to draw the line.