It is the opposite of having something, but it is up to the person to decide what to do about it.
For example, I do without many things in my life: wife, kids, car, money, religion, social life, house, and many material things.
I do without a lot of harmful behaviours.
I do without a lot of hurry and worry.
I live a simple life that developed out of a desire to be a whole person.
Yet, that doesn’t mean I want to do without any of these people, places or things.
I do believe it is best for me to do with less rather than more.
I don’t claim to have much of an answer about living in the material world.
I strongly believe in simplicity, compassion and patience.