Can We Guess How Young You Feel?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

If age is just a number, then why does it feel like our warranties expire shortly after we turn 40? Or why does it sometimes feel like we're a thousand years old, when we're merely 22? Or that we're in the prime of life when we're in our 70s? One thing anyone old enough will confirm is that age is a feeling, and it results from factors like medical condition, emotional state and involvement in popular culture.

Feeling young is more than just a feeling. Studies have shown that older people who still get their exercise from activities like sports, running or dancing (activities associated with younger people) have lower rates of heart disease, and indeed they feel younger. Some evidence suggests there may even be a link between such activities and cancer prevention. It seems that, especially when one is long in the tooth, it's important to feel young by acting young.

Naturally, there are non-physical aspects that determine attitude toward one's age. It's one thing to master slang and feel like you're "with it," but quite another to find out that all your work is out of date within a couple years. The cycle never seems to end. Answer some simple questions for us and we'll tell you how young you feel!

How do you feel about your personal prospects in the future?

How important are your physical capabilities?

How do you feel about your life's mistakes?

How do you like to send quick messages to friends or family?

What hope is there for the environment?

How difficult do you find tasks that involve getting on your hands and knees?

How do you feel about your romantic partner?

About which family members do you worry?

What academic area do you find difficult to fathom?

At what time of day do you start to feel tired?

What music do you listen to?

How are you with consumer technology?

What kind of books do you like to read?

Where do you feel weariness?

How much responsibility does it feel like you have at work?

Who won't you give the time of day?

How much time do you spend worrying about your appearance?

How much do you depend on the goodwill of others for your well-being?

Do you feel your parents understand you?

How do you feel about the bulk of the work you do on a daily basis?

How many people are there who you know, and aren't friends with, but want to be friends with?

How do you like to stay in touch with your friends?

How close do you feel to living your dreams?

Based on your expectations, does life feel like a surprise?

How much control do you feel like you have over your path?

How well do you feel like you really know what makes you happy?

How do you get your exercise?

How do your social connections feel these days?

How do you feel about the prospect of your death?

How zealous are you about the causes you support?

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