how to stay grounded in a world of marketing influence

photo by Lumosmaxima

Without God as our foundation we can be easily manipulated by our environment and our culture. I find myself carrying around my android phone with iphone envy… a true victim of marketing manipulation. Don’t judge me – I know you’ve done it. Ever caught yourself purchasing something or doing something only to realize you never wanted it in the first place… something inside you just “made you do it.”

If we think of the incredible impact marketing has on our buying behaviors – what does our cultural marketing do to our ethical behaviors? And how to do we keep grounded? I know the Sunday school kid inside you really wants to raise your hand and yell “Jesus!” right now – resist. Yes, God is how we keep grounded… but what does that look like in the day to day?

What are three things you do to keep yourself grounded?


my answer…

  1. Spend time with people who can talk about more then their facebook status.

  2. I try to stay away from celebrity news – its just too much to keep up with.

  3. Listen to NPR – a reminder that the world is bigger than the bubble I sometimes live in. 


About Charith Norvelle

I’m the girl that laughs at the “writers” who sit behind their Macs at a pretentious coffee shop trying to find inspiration... and then I laugh harder because I’m one of them. A coffee obsessed photographer, in love with God, people, and travel... but where I’m from, thats not original at all. Planted in Portland, Oregon growing in Phoenix, Arizona. I joined Food for the Hungry in 2008 because I love people. Photographing them, learning and sharing their stories and helping you to touch, taste, and smell their world... don’t worry... the smell's not that bad.

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