Reading some of the titles of the threads in this forum makes me think many people's idea of philosophy is overly intellectual. In fact, it is the opposite...
"Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language." (Wikipedia)
The first two words of that definition are synonyms for normalcy, not some kind of lofty blather about topics that ultimately do not concern anybody 99.9% of the time (and no, just because you're passionate about your ideas doesn't make you philosophical... who isn't?)
In fact, I strongly suspect that any kind of topic which steps away from issues which are not strictly related to the human condition are not philosophy at all but rather just one person's narrow existence bloated by pseudo-intellectualism to such epic proportions that anybody engaging in that discussion even knows if whether they're even talking about the same thing.
Since when are philosophy and reality so dis-attached? Don't get me wrong, I don't mind free thinking or creativity, it's just selling these kind of topics as able to apply to reality with the kind of rugged capability their writers try to finagle them with when 99.9% of the time they have absolutely nothing to do with nothing, and even struggle to relate within themselves.