This is very first question they teach you to ask. Why? Because it is a co-opt. Of the originally intended statement in reverse. I am the judge of my own standards.
Philosophy is the fabric of life. It is therefore no wonder that it is last thing the establishment wants us to be in control of. Observe the blantantly aphilosphical nature of even the smartest people. So how does philosophy control life? How is life different without it? Ladies and gentlemen, truly; how is it not?