That`s because "Philosophy" has collapsed to "a waste of time" in most people`s mind these days.
Here`s an exercise:
Imagine you`ve just woken from your previous night`s going to sleep.
You look around and, unbeknownst to you, you`re on an entirely
different planet. What would be your very first, immediately necessary,
and most practical questions?
- Where the f**k am I, or words to that effect
- How does this place work?
That`s philosophy. Anyone who thinks philosophy has no practical
application just hasn`t got the definition of philosophy properly in
their mind. Before anyone can survive in physical life, they must know
at least a partial answer to the above questions.
Depending upon the accuracy of their answers, they`ll either survive or
be wiped out, quicker or more slowly. The trick is to die at a
convenient time, not be wiped out according to some other schedule. :-)