Income isn't going to get you very far in terms of happiness. You need so much to just be with a great person and to share your life.
OK you don't have to procreate, babies aren't the be all and end all. They're a lovely part of a relationship and most people wouldn't trade them for the world.
However, if you want a simple life; having babies isn't really going to contribute much to that. Although there's a lot to be said for the time and effort spent and how it contributes to your life.
However, in the relationship stakes unfortunately income is pretty important when combined with a family. You need to work hard, play hard and be there for a group of people.
We all know this of course, but hey, just get a great partner and things will work out. All your efforts will really pay off - far more than doing it on your own.
Well that's my 2c worth and I'm sticking to it! You can find out more about these simple and honest things. This is especially true for those of you that want a simple life in a complex world. Try me here. OK?