I think of myself a 'hedge philosopher'. But, I've decided to actually learn a bit more on the academic side of it, and am watching a presentation on Heidegger and Existentialism. The discussion starts out by laying out the differences of starting points between Cartesian thought and Existentialism. Basically, Cartesian thought has built into it the separate existence of mind and matter. That those are essentially different things. Existentialism is unconcerned and doesn't recognize that idea of duality, that there is any fundamental difference of existence.
Now, in the presentation I'm watching, the presenters are claiming that Existentialism is actually a more natural way of thinking about the world and ourselves, and that Cartesian thinking takes training. While I agree that the conception of the separation makes little difference in day to day life, for me, even though I don't exactly subscribe to a concept of a duality, the idea that I am my mind and that the world is separate is a deceptively natural way to think. This probably has much to do with me being raised in a Western culture and being a naturally introspective person. I wonder if that's how you, by default, see yourselves when you care to look.