Does life imitate art or does art imitate life?

With the Oscars airing Sunday night, this blog was initially supposed to be about why The Godfather is the greatest film of all time. Too easy. Not insightful enough I thought. However, given the time and my passion for film, just like many of my coworkers, I decided to tackle how life imitates art or perhaps how art imitates life.

I've always thought of life as a three act structure, just like any good movie would or should have. Beyond that, some people live a life of comedy, drama or a straight up horror story. Life certainly feels like a movie especially in the advent of social media. Our lives are broadcast for all to see. The feeling that the world is a stage, your friends and family are the cast, and you're a star. 

As I've gotten older, I've found that the truth is life is a lot more complex than a movie. It's more like a book. Could be a short story. Could be an epic. By and large, they tend to be novels with lots of chapters. Students at LogicPrep, and all over America for that matter, are in the middle of a pivotal and crucial chapter. We are honored and thrilled to work with every single one of our families. 

I digress. As you embark on your next chapter or act and whether it be through film or books, I think it's important to find inspiration through the arts. At an age where one is supposed to be finding themselves and trying to decide what they want to do for the rest of their adult life, the arts have consistently taught us some invaluable life lessons. Then again, sometimes you aspire to do nonsense like fight cybernetic organisms with Arnold Schwarzenegger, which makes no sense. 

Also, you should really see The Godfather if you haven't. It's seriously the best movie of all time. Where else can you learn insights such as, "a friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults."

-Brian S, Office Director (and photoshop master)