But there are some which I have abstained from for better or worse. And in having never had them, I do not miss them. Perhaps the notion that I don't need them to be happy is all in my head, and really, since I even know that they exist, I should not be happy without experiencing them. But those which I have never even been aware of, ah, those I clearly do not need.
I suppose we won't really know, and it is up to us which things are worth experiencing and which are not. And that shapes our life.