16-60 Theory : Design your best life

“Life is all about how you lead life; not only yours but others too. “

We have always seen that fish mostly lie in two places, i.e., rivers and aquariums. A fish living in an aquarium has regular food, well maintained (artificial) temperature, adequate light and a fancy place, while another fish living in a river can freely move anywhere, search for food, and has freedom and risk too. The same thing goes for a human life. When the life is not designed properly, then someone who is an electronics engineer will start selling vegetables on the road to prove his passion and become a great example by mistake, so it is necessary to plan, sketch, design, and build the life from an early stage.

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. -Confucius 

What is life exactly about? It is all about being rich or being successful, and most people choose both, which means “money and success” are very difficult to achieve. It is like keeping two feet in two boats. One can be Bill Gates, and another can be Gautam Buddha. This is what life will teach you to lead.

Money can’t buy happiness and happiness can’t buy a Ferrari. – { Prakash Upreti }

Success has no shortcuts. A man needs decades to become a famous painter, a man needs enough skills to become Araniko, and Pasang Lhamu Sherpa didn’t climb Mount Everest on the first day of her life or on a single day. There is lots of hidden dedication, pain, planning, and vision to become Anuradha Koirala. These are examples of a few precious people who are rare species.

Understanding easily

It is difficult for parents to guide their children about their future, and it is even more difficult for students to know where and how to lead their lives. theory describes how to choose the perfect way to live a happy life, whether it is a job, business, or startup. The plan must be managed properly to achieve success. The theory of 16-60, which has been defined in such a way that it designs the lives of everyone, whether he or she is a student or a parent who is worried about their child’s future, on the other hand, the student is panicking about his career and life by listening to multiple suggestions.

The major problems of underdeveloped countries are foreign migrants, students leaving their home country to make better lives, old types of non-technical studies, brain drain, people not returning back to their home countries, and not enough opportunities for returnee migrants.

Most students, parents, and occasionally a career counselor are perplexed or in a quandary about how to show the right career path to their child, student, or someone who wants to make his/her life better. It is all about choosing the right subject, the right course, and the right decision at the right time. The subject which is in great demand at present may not have good demand after 10–15 years. Chetan Maini founded the Reva Electric Car Company (RECC) (Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited, formerly known as the Reva Electric Car Company) in 1994, which started its production since then with lots of hassles and problems, but which now has great value and demand. Tesla is a great example of electric cars that outsold Mercedes. It is all about the first runner and the fast runner. To be successful in everything, time and demand must be in the same ratio so it can have an impact on the mind and society about how they are taking the product. Success has a certain timeframe. Once it reaches the height, it must either run horizontally or scale.

It is very hard to plan a life that may or may not be fruitful in the coming years or on a coming career path.

The “How to become RICH?” books certainly never makes a person rich instantly. 

The rule of 16-60, which has been defined in such a way that it designs the lives of everyone, whether he or she is a student or a parent who is worried about their child’s future, on the other hand, the student is panicking about his career and life. This confusion comes in the conscious and sometimes in the subconscious mind where anyone figures out how to be a successful person and wants to follow his/her path. Following a successful person is a good thing, but it may not give a good future for someone’s future after 10-15 years. The struggle, plan, pains and other major factors that impact directly on someone’s life are quite different in each country, zone, area and subject that someone chooses.

Let’s assume a boy was born in 2000 AD, his journey starts and he completes his SEE (10th grade examination in Nepal-Formerly SLC) in 2016. Now the real story begins about 16-60 theory. This has been classified into 7 categories, i.e., childhood (till class ten) 3-16 years of age, Plus Two (K12) 16-18, Bachelor’s Degree (18-22) where someone can finish his/her graduation, Experience 22–25, either master’s degree or any job experience, Career Growth (25–40), Sell your experience (40-60) and after that, someone can do social service, roam the whole world, or live life happily.

Money wipes almost all tears. – { Prakash Upreti }

In 2016, he chooses any subject for plus two and completes it in 2018. In the two years of his educational journey, he finishes plus two. This must be selected wisely. The same plus two will guide him to his bachelor’s degree, which is from 2018–2022. In 4 years, he will complete his graduation, and from 2022–2025, he will either do a job, start a business, attend a Masters program, or start a startup. The next 3 years (22-25) will be his or her warm-up period where they learn how to lead life, what things will boom in the future and, moreover, all about money, income, a happy life and success.


Vision of 16-60 Theory:

This must be calculated in 2016-2018. The student and parents must know and study the 16-60 theory, which has been defined below, and which is affected by a few terms.

• Where is the student going to stay or work, i.e., Nepal (or any birth country) or abroad? If he or she is returning back to Nepal after completing his or her studies, then there will be a scope between 25–40 years of age for that study, or if he or she wishes to start a career abroad, then it is necessary to know whether that study/course will lead to a happier and more joyful life.

• What is his deep interest? Everything must come from the deepest core of the heart. If someone wants to play the flute, then the passion must grow from the same core of the heart. It is always necessary to be happy with the job you are doing. If someone is sad, then their life will be sad.

• Which subject/business/venture/product will be in high demand in the location country when he/she is 25–40 years of age? The timeframe of 25–40 is always an energetic time. A student can flourish in life by taking the right decision. It is all about market studies, social opportunities, projection reports, and data.

• Alternatives or a backup plan: Focusing on one thing leads to a successful life, but it is good to have a backup plan and alternatives.

(If he is going to stay in Nepal (his home country), then it is necessary to know which will be the best thing to study for a bachelor’s degree.)

• Is the subject going to boom the market? What will be the competition?

• Will the job pay well or will the new business grow well in comparison to other professions?

Plan your future:

When planning your future, you must be focused on your studies, especially after 10 classes. If the parents have brainwashed or guided any child since their early stages, then they can manage them to study as they want, just as some parents have a dream of making their child a doctor, but not in every case, this happens. It is purely the choice of the student; either he wants to choose the subject himself, or he is forced to choose, or he is waiting for his friend’s approval.

It is necessary to become THE talent rather than a weak one.


Jack of all trades and even master in many things

The ability to be a jack of all trades and even a master of many things leads to a very good life. It is necessary for every businessman or entrepreneur to know the basics of accounting, marketing, IT and a few other major subjects. A career or professional future is always about talent. A person who can play the flute very well can also have a great future, but it is necessary to know who will be the listener: a local person of his community or the president of the USA? No matter what s/he chooses, he or she must be an expert, so his or her name should be a synonym for the work he or she does.

Education matters a lot, but it is not the key to driving a good life. The major thing is to accomplish the right goal in life at the right time. All the famous startups or brands started with a small idea in their previous days, but why did they succeed? It is all about doing the right thing at the right time. A few famous people to know are Anuradha Koirala, Pashang Lamhu Sherpa, Zakir HussainElon Musk, and Mark Zuckerberg.

Life must have a plan to overcome all the problems and pains, and it must have a proper plan which is listed below. Now coming to the main scenario, a person starts his career (not late in his/her age) on the 25th of his/her age. He works and runs a business till he is 40. The experience in the same field will be 15 running years. If he or she works by heart, then the experience could count as 30 years (virtually).

The 15 running years of experience is enough to turn any stone into a gem. The research, dedication, hard work, sweat and blood make anyone very perfect in their field. The 15 years of working experience will start the journey of 40-60. This will make him a talent, and that 15 will give him more opportunities, customers, ideas, innovation, social networking, a good team player and more. Life doesn’t end at 60. Now society waits for you. You can be an investor, seed funder, or part of any social organization and lead a much better life.

Brainwashing your child

Take your child to any child store and observe his interests; whether he is interested in guns, cars, or bikes, allow him to explore himself; he can be an army, mechanical engineer, or anything else; judge him/her according to his/her interests. It is not necessary to push him or her against their interest, but every parent must know two things.

1. Talent always has a great price.

2. The right time, right place and right innovation pays the great price.

Higher competition has less scope. A parent spends (invests) millions of rupees for their child to study and complete the course. After completing the course, the student is forced to get paid only Rs 25,000 (nearly USD 250) monthly in Nepal. A recent story about a famous food delivery boy from India Shiva, who completed his B. Tech degree about 2 years ago, decided to work for Swiggy about a year ago, since he was not able to find himself a well-paying job. The 25-year-old usually spends eight hours on an average every day and makes close to 25,000 a month. ”

Career in 2025-2040: Success is never compared with your bank balance:

Life is all about happiness. The one who knows the money is a piece of paper can simply win life. It is all about happiness. A man should be controlled by his mind, not have his mind controlled by money. The one who runs for money can obviously run very fast, but in the same way, he loses many things like family, friends, society and happiness.


The period to encash the experience gained from the age of 2025 to 2040, which is 15 years of full time, can lead and manage the best life. The socio-professional network, which was maintained, will enhance reworking in 2040–2060.

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