On the Uselessness of Philosophy

Is philosophy useful? I mean, in a practical, roll up your sleeves and “let’s get this job done” kind of way? Does it have any utility in the straightforward sense that learning it helps you accomplish a specific task in the world? What can we do with philosophy other than read it and contemplate it? Further, if it does have any practical value in a general sense, can we wield it in today’s moment of anxiety and fear? I am a…