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An uber for lost souls

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John Mulaney Sep 13, 2021
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An app which helps people to navigate to what better they can do with their lives when they feel lost. For eg. with a list of volunteering options around them that they can go to at the very moment.
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Juran Sep 14, 2021
Hi John! I like the idea because my friend was going through this phase recently. If the app existed, it would help him a lot. But I am interested in the concept.
A simple list of volunteering options could probably be retrieved by geo-tagged google search (keyword "volunteering)". From your example, I couldn't find a connection with Uber, but I think it's a great one. Therefore, I had some ideas on how to create an Uber-inspired service for lost souls:
  • An "endless" circular ride with Uber drivers who are experts in the field - Carpool therapy
The ride would start and end at the same place. You could choose the type of problem from the list (examples: "I feel depressed", "I am sad", "I am not good at anything", "I have issues with my parents/girlfriend", etc.). According to your problem, the app would search for drivers who are experts in the field and can maybe help you. It would be like a ride around the city with a friend who is willing to listen to you and maybe give you some words of advice (similar to carpool karaoke, but without karaoke). Of course, the ride would be more expensive than the regular one.
  • Ride with the like-minded
The app would function like a community that connects people with same problems. You would read and post about your problems, divided in categories and organise a walk, bike ride or a short trip to nowhere with people you share thoughts with.

What were your thoughts when you described your idea as an "Uber" type of service?
Was it similar to something mentioned above?

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John Mulaneya month ago
Mine was more like you call an uber/cab service and it takes you to a nearby volunteering destination or some place of purpose. But I really like the idea of adding carpool therapy.
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Darko Savic
Darko Savica month ago
This idea (https://brainstorming.com/r/IioHQm) could take care of the "finding a good cause" volunteering problem
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John Mulaneya month ago
Darko Savic It's so good to see other people have thought about it too and that my idea is not totally absurd. And I love the rules that you have laid. Some of those ideas were vaguely in my mind too.
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Povilas S
Povilas Sa month ago
The title of your idea fits perfectly with this music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXC80ZXQhvQ
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Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarnia month ago
Hi John Mulaney ! Welcome ☺️

Here are some existing sessions that may have solutions to your current session:
https://brainstorming.com/how-can-people-without-goals-or-desires-find-something-to-be-passionate-about/588
https://brainstorming.com/how-can-my-knowledgeskills-be-put-to-good-use-in-fields-that-don't-need-me/72
https://brainstorming.com/a-platform-where-local-people-help-each-other-out-when-someone-is-in-need/541
https://brainstorming.com/an-ai-that-helps-users-make-decisions-in-their-daily-activities/673

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