We may be at cross purposes. First, I do not consider myself a "philosopher" and I do not consider myself "deep".
Personally I do not "choose" anything in particular, let alone my "qualties", and do not "pursue" anything.
Maybe if you enjoy reading my posts, read again "the journey is home" and in spite of your preference not to think much about such things, at least consider such not "mumbo jumbo" or "deep" or "heavy" or whatever, but consider it as a "centre" from which to live and "be".
And just to add, making a contrast between "philosophers" and those who actually "do things" is to me rather forced. Such dualities seem unsupported by reality. Brass tacks come in many forms.
You seem at pains to point out the many things you aren't looking for, but not much of what you are. You say the journey is 'home' but in my experience, to the philosopher 'home' is not a place to stay in. 'Home' is somewhere to merely get a metaphorical bit of breakfast, a shower, change of clothes, and then set off on the next 'journey'.
What is the point of it all if not to achieve enlightenment in some form or another? - at whatever level, be it personal or for the benefit of the wider mass of humanity...? I know what my goals are. Quite simply, to achieve greater understanding of what makes us tick - in an empirical sense. It really is that simple.
I will admit that I use the term "philosophers" with a broad brush. To me, philosophy is anything that isn't
based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic. And please don't tangle that statement up in "but what is theory?" questions.
It is one of the cunning ploys of the philosopher never to come to a conclusion. Every question is met with more questions.... every statement wrapped in a riddle, inside an enigma, etc, etc. That's what makes it so nebulous. Never any answers, only more questions, often going around and around in circles.
Please believe, I'm not hostile towards philosophical thought. Sometimes, such questioning can act as a prompt to the scientist. And if one of these questions is the trigger for a course of action that leads to a beneficial product, then all good.
You've drawn me into your little web of discussion with this (and what is the point of a discussion forum if not to discuss...??) and it's making me smile. I can see the next post coming. They used to do this at uni. We'll end up going around in the inconclusive circles that philosophers love so I'll draw a line under it here as far as my participation is concerned.
We've both had our say on this. I think my point of view is entirely clear and unambiguous.
I'll leave all you deep thinkers to your thinking. Enjoy.