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 lies in two places, i.e. River and Aquarium. A fish living in aquarium has regular food, well maintained (artificial) temperature, adequate light and fancy place where the another fish lives in river, can freely move anywhere, search for food, has freedom and risk too. The same thing goes for a human life, when the life is not designed properly then someone who is electronics engineer will start selling vegetable in the road to prove his passion and becomes a great example mistakenly; so it is necessary to plan, sketch, design and build the life from early stage.

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

What life is exactly about? It is all about Being Rich or Being Success and most of the people choose both which says “money & success” is 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 to lead.

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

Success has no shortcut. A man needs decades to become a famous painter, a man needs enough skills to become AranikoPasang Lhamu Sherpa didn’t climb the Mount Everest in her first day of her life or in a single day and more there are lots of hidden dedication, pain, plan and vision to become Anuradha Koirala. These are the examples of few precious people who are rare species.

Understanding easily

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

The major problem of under developed country is foreign migrant, students leaving home country to make their better lives, old type of non technical study, brain drain, people not returning back to home country and not enough opportunities for returnee migrant.

Most of the students, parents and sometimes a career counselor is confused or in dilemma how they can show the right career path to their child, students and someone who wants to make his/her life great. It is all about choosing the right subject, right course and right decision on the right time. The subject which has great demand in present may not have good demand after 10-15 years. Chetan Maini founded Reva Electric Car Company (RECC) {Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited, formerly known as the Reva Electric Car Company}in 1994 which started it’s production since then with lots of hassles and problems which now has great value and demand. Tesla is the great example for Electric Cars which oversold Mercedes. It is all about first runner and fast runner. To become success in everything, the time and demand must be in same ratio so it can make impact in the mind and society that how they are taking the product. Success has certain timeframe. Once it reaches the height, it has to run horizontally or need to scale.

“It is very hard to plan a life which may or may not fruitful in coming years or 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 way that it designs the life of everyone, either he or she is student or a parent who are worried about their child future and in another hand the student is panic about his Career and life. This confusion comes in the conscious and sometimes in subconscious mind where anyone figures a successful person and wants to follow his/her path. Following a successful person is good thing but it may not give good future on someone’s future after 10-15 years. The struggle, plan, pains and other major factors which impacts directly to someone’s life is quite different in country, zone, area and subject which someone choose.

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 in 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 or roam the whole world or live life happily.

Money wipes almost all tears. – { Prakash Upreti }

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


Vision of 16-60 Theory:

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

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

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

•   Which subject / business / venture / product will be on high demand in the location country in his/her 25-40 years of age?? The timeframe of 25-40 is always an energetic time, a student can flourish the life easily by taking the right decision. It is all about market study, social opportunities, projection reports and data.

•   Backup plan or any alternative: Focusing in one thing leads to successful life but it is good to have backup plan and alternatives.

If he is going to stay in Nepal (home country) then it is necessary to know which will be the best thing to study in bachelor?

•   Either the subject will boom the market? What will be the competition?

•   Will the job pay enough or the started business will grow or not as compared to other professions?

Plan your future:

When planning your future, you must be focused in your study majorly after 10 class. If the parents have brainwashed/ guided any child since their early stage then they can manage them to study as they want like some parents have dream to make 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 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 which leads life very good. It is necessary for every businessman or entrepreneur to know basic accounting, marketing, IT and other few major subjects. Career or professional future is always about talent, a person who can play 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 a president of USA? No matter s/he choose any subject but must be an expert so his or her name should be synonym for the work he or she does.

Education matters a lot but it is not a key point to drive the life well. The major thing is to accomplish the right goal of life in right time. All the famous startup or brand were a small idea on their previous days but why they succeeded! It is all about doing right thing on right time. Few famous people to know are Anuradha Koirala, Pashang Lamhu Sherpa, Zakir HussainElon MuskMark Zuckerberg.

Life must have plan to overcome all the problems, 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 23rd of his/her age) somehow we say 25th, he works, runs a business till his 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 gem, the research, dedication, hard work, the sweat and blood makes anyone very perfect in his field. The 15 years working experience will start the journey of 40-60, this will make him talent and that 15 will give him more opportunities, customer, ideas, innovation, social network, a good team player and more. Life doesn’t end on 60, now society waits for you, you can be Investor, seed funder, part of any social organization and lead a very better life.

Brainwashing your child

Know your children, take him to any child store, see his interest, no matters he is interested in gun, cars, or bikes, let him explore himself, he can be an army, mechanical engineer or anything or better judging him/her towards his/her interest. It is not necessary to push him or her against their interest but every parents 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 parents spends (invests) millions rupees for their child to study and complete the course. After completing the course, the student is forced to get paid only Nrs 25,000(nearly USD 250) monthly in Nepal. A recent news 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 spend eight hours on an average every day and make 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 piece of paper can simply win the life. It is all about happiness. A man should be controlled by his mind not mind is controlled by money. The one who runs for money can obviously run very fast but in the same way he looses many things like family, friends, society and happiness far behind.


The period to encash the experience gained during 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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