For decades I thought I was in charge because I had dominion over editors and magazine content and kept myself very, very busy. Sitting at home was for sissies. I made things happen, and I exerted control, but my choices and directions always bent to the whim of the people who paid me.
Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda, tells an amazing story about the amount of lipstick that we "eat" each year, and what is in the lipstick. As a result of his research, I decided to no longer wear lipstick.