We have navigational devices called " Global Positioning systems" (GPS), people feel lost without them, what ever happened to human contact and asking the gas station attendant or a stranger on the street how to get somewhere?
Getting back down to basics makes one feel alive, try hand washing a few clothes, or actually making popcorn in a pot with a little oil, or buying a hand pushed lawnmower or even making love the old fashioned way without the use of Viagra, actually try enjoying the person your with.
Back to basics gives one satisfaction, modern push button gadgets make us lazy and fat which only leads to health problems. Next time you play nine holes of golf try walking instead of using that electric cart, try walking or biking to the grocery store with an empty backpack a few times a week for groceries in lieu of driving. Try butchering your own chicken!
Without all the advertisements on TV, newspaper, magazines, radio and the Internet we would find we really don't need much to make us happy.