Life in Writing
Life can be hard. A guy like Peter Quill (Star Lord) knows that better than most. Being kidnapped by aliens as a child isn't exactly a picnic. This particular quote comes from the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie. In this scene, Star Lord is trying to convince the other Guardians of the Galaxy to join him in preventing the end of the galaxy. It's interesting that in an attempt to convince a bunch of criminals to do something good, he would call it a chance. He wasn't asking these people to do something easy, or even something that would obviously bring them personal gain, and yet he called it a chance. Why would he do that?
Because on some level, Star Lord was recognizing that doing good is a chance. It's a basic rule of life that we forget all the time. When you do good for other people, good things come back to you. It's beautiful in its simplicity. No matter where you are in life, if you want a chance to make your life better, then start looking for chances to help other people.
Daniel M. Quilter is the author of A Soul Divided. On this blog he'll interview other authors, review books, share nerd wisdom from popular sci-fi and fantasy, and occasionally share his insights on writing. See a list of his works or see what he's working on.
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