I always wonder if I had a 401k insteed of a state pension.

The period is from: 1969-1994. I received $1,000 a month for life.
Have already received $192,600

But what about other scenario. 401K investment plan during the same period.
Would it be better, the same, or worst??

Luckly those years were good financial years, not the current financial quandary
We are going through.