Seven blunders of the world that lead to violence: wealth without work,
pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without
morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, politics
Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this means they can shed light on some of the basic questions of existence.
Sorry kids and kittens, no joke there. Just truthbombs. I've had a debilitating headache for about two weeks now. Up around the parietal bones of top of my skull. Kinda sucks. Makes it hard to be funny. Insert "broke my funny bone" joke here.
There are other animals in the world that use language and work with tools and that possess a sense of self, but no other species will sit for hours watching videos of kittens. It is our defining trait.