Keeping things down to a dull roar as several channels of change are changing right about now.
All goals need flexibility: plans always change, planning is responsive. If your planning is good you will know when a plan is required.
Since several paths occur in the same time frame each segment has its own goals.
If we assume the middle class will take power from the feudal lords, examining and defining what is a modern American family. A definite goal makes a family a great idea. What is this family and how does it change and grow actually sets the goals of the other parallel channels.
This defines the PlanUSA Project: Tools for people to live a better life. What to do, how, when, and even why. Good luck.