How Outdated Are You?

Do you think that you’re a pretty up to date person? I would like to consider myself to be caught up with the times, but the future is always coming quickly. It’s amazing how fast one can become outdated without even knowing it. Sometimes I watch TV shows from a few years ago and think the clothes look modern… and I realize that I’m the one who isn’t being modern. Scary!

Is it a bad thing to be outdated? I’m not sure. I think it’s important to think carefully about any trends we adopt, and there’s a lot to be said for sticking with what’s tried and true. There’s also something to said about not being stuck in a rut and suffering from future shock. Hmmm… I suppose that I’m saying that it’s good to be open to all influences: past, present, and future. Whatever your best mix is depends on you personally πŸ™‚

Of course, no one is ever going to be completely outdated or up to date. I have some friends who are very up on the latest fashions and technologies, yet they still only listen to 70s and 80s music. And then I have friends who are up on the latest music, but I’m not sure that they’ve really figured out how to use Facebook yet. I’d say I tend to be rather up to date with technology, books, and TV … but my taste in music and clothes is more, well, classic.

I decided to write this latest quiz (which I believe was suggested by one of my lovely quiz takers a while ago) to test myself every so often: How Outdated Are You?Β I feel that it’s important to clarify that there aren’t any right or wrong answers to this quiz. It’s not necessarily bad to be outdated, and it’s not necessarily good to be up to date πŸ™‚

Go ahead and take How Outdated Are You?Β and let me know what you get.Β What do you think of this one? Was it right or wrong about how outdated you are?

What do you think?

15 thoughts on “How Outdated Are You?

  1. Wolfgang DS

    I’m guessing that’s from saying that I’m against couples living together prior to marriage.

    Truth is, so are researchers at the University of Denver. Basically, if you have to test the relationship, then you already know something is wrong with it.

    Just thought I’d throw that out there. I may be a year behind, but I’m shaking my head at the folks running headlong into the walls of their apartments.

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    1. kari Post author

      I hear you! I agree that the Denver study is interesting. No matter what someone’s views are on the subject, it just goes to show that being “behind the times” isn’t necessarily wrong.

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  2. Tara

    “You are a year behind the times–

    You are quite modern, but you’re not obsessed with being an early adopter.
    You adopt anything new once it gains mass appeal. You like to let other people get the kinks out.

    You are future oriented, but you probably at least have some taste for retro or vintage objects. If something is a classic, you’ll stick with it. But if something better comes along, you’ll definitely upgrade.”
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    The description seems pretty accurate but I feel like I’m further behind than that: just got my first “smart phone” last summer; use an “old school” MP3 player that I only have because my dad bought one for me (and whose battery case I have to keep on via rubber band because it’s broken, lol); haven’t updated my desktop computer since I first got it in 2006; didn’t start really using Facebook until probably 2008. My clothes…eh, my younger sister has threatened to throw me on “What Not to Wear” many times, lol. It’s not tacky, it’s just not trendy or stylish, it’s very simple. Though I did start regularly wearing those little ballet shoes this year, kind of like them.

    But I guess I’m not as outdated as I thought–at least I started practicing yoga before it became a hot trend, lol. Part of me is happy to see so many people excited about it, part of me is a little saddened by it because it has now become a “trend.”

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    1. kari Post author

      Ha! Yes, I’m definitely at the point in my life that just being a year behind would make me disappointed. Talk about being old school πŸ™‚

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  3. cormac828

    So, I’m only a year behind the times? Quite accurate, I’d say. Though most of the music I listen to on the go is from the past few years, all the music I listen to on my hi-fi at home is from the 1980s and earlier.

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    1. kari Post author

      I love 80s music too! I’m never going to stop listening to it, so I know that makes me at least a little behind the times πŸ™‚

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  4. Anna

    You Are a Year Behind the Times

    “You are quite modern, but you’re not obsessed with being an early adopter.
    You adopt anything new once it gains mass appeal. You like to let other people get the kinks out.”

    Eh, it depends. Sometimes I go for tested, quality products. Other times, I’m the one getting the kinks out. But I wouldn’t say I get things because of ‘mass appeal.’

    “You are future oriented, but you probably at least have some taste for retro or vintage objects.”

    True.

    “If something is a classic, you’ll stick with it. But if something better comes along, you’ll definitely upgrade.”

    Haha, I have some electronics from the ’80s and they’re still some of the best out there today!

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    1. kari Post author

      Yes! 80s electronics are still amazing if you are able to hold on to them. I don’t feel like Bose, for example, is quite the same these days πŸ˜‰

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  5. Shana J.

    This is one of my top favorite quizzes. xD It’s a bit self explainatory, but it helped me know HOW much I’m outdated. (I’ve always thought it was either you were Modern or Old Fashioned.)
    Turns out I’m years behind. That is so true on so many levels lol

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