Our Bright Future

A salmon-shaped cloud at sunrise on Gail’s birthday in January 2022

An analysis of education, healthcare, prosperity, and safety in the USA from 1960 to 2020:

Look at almost any headline in the news and things seem grim, except for an occasional rally from some embattled political initiative. All seems on a razor’s edge, with our safety and prosperity as a country threatened at every turn.

Emboldened by technologies that extend our senses and perceptions nationally (and globally) 24 hours a day, opinion and rhetoric, in search of a profitable readership, have supplanted actual news reporting.

To find out what is truly going on, beyond the excited reactions to this distorted view of the world driven by multiple agendas, my primary solution is to reveal the Truth by first clearing my perception of any distortions. This can also be done regardless of state of consciousness, by finding statistics that reflect a more objective reality about life in the United States (or any other country) over time.

Here are some measures of our domestic progress in the United States, over the last 60 years (1960 to 2020). All figures are reported as percentages, to account for increases in population:


College Graduates (Bachelor’s degree)
1960 – 7%
2019 – 38%


Spending as % of GDP:
1962 – 0.4%
2019 – 7.7%

Home Ownership

1960 to 2020:
Consistently within the range of 62 to 67%

Violent Crime

1960 – 1.6 victims per 1,000
2020 – 3.8 victims per 1,000
Murder rate remains the same:
1960 – 5 victims per 100,000
2019 – 5 victims per 100,000

These are surprising results, given the vast amounts of change we have seen in the USA over these last 60 years. Perhaps this more objective view can soothe a few minds, beyond the simmering collective frenzy. We are always on the path of improving our lot, personally, nationally, and globally, and shown by objective measures, life in the US has improved more than it has deteriorated.

As Maharishi Mahesh Yogi declared, speaking of our global future, “All is well and wisely set”.

By this, He was recognizing our true authority, Cosmic life, and the world of the Divine gunas, consisting of God’s truth, perfect health, prosperity, wholesome momentum, healing divine energy, and most importantly, cosmic sovereignty.

With this knowledge we can be assured that all is indeed well and wisely set, and heading in the right direction, obstacles notwithstanding. From this confident expression of Maharishi’s, we can easily transition to our next steps, also captured succinctly by Him:

“See the job, do the job, stay out of the misery”.

~ All Glory to Lord Krishna, Sri Brahmananda Saraswati & His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ~

Published by Jim Flanegin

it shows up in the pictures...I am a US citizen (born in California), though spent my childhood through high school living primarily in SE Asia, giving me a deep view of both East and West.

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