Do you live like there's no tomorrow? Are you gone? Real gone? Do you have a large galaxy of friends? Do they wear goatees? Well, then - you might be a beatnik.
If you remain in any doubt, just fill out the handy questionnaire at the link, and the results will be analyzed to determine if in fact you are a beatnik. Most people only come down with a case of beatnikism as young adults - fortunately, once you've had it, there's very little chance of you getting it again. Also please be aware that, should your test results come back positive, your road to recovery can be assisted by many services offered by the community. Such as gainful employment.