I love this question posed. Yes we have done without a microwave and still ate smile I remember living in europe and had no TV for 2 years and survived. I can live without most mod cons as long as I have my crafts around me and my bible. Sounds quirky but gee the simple way of living seems to produce alot of happy people in society I found.
I seriously can do without those catelogs that crowd the letterbox I am definitely over that.
I can do without mean spirited people in the world and those senseless acts of crime in society that I shake my head and wonder what where they thinking. Have a nice one and keep smiling.

Being rich is not determined by how much you have but by how little you need.