..An alien entity called the Master of the Sun later visits the space station that Quill and other astronauts are inhabiting, and offers the mantle of Star-Lord to a worthy candidate. Quill volunteers, but is rejected in favor of a colleague he once treated badly.
Quill is outraged, and NASA orders his return to Earth and discharge for his conduct. Instead, he steals a scout ship, returns to the space station, and takes his colleague’s place. Quill becomes Star-Lord, with the Master of the Sun first creating an illusion in which the character is able to find and kill the aliens that murdered his mother to free him of his past. Equipped with a sentient vessel called “Ship”, Quill commences his role as Star-Lord.“
Life isn’t always easy.
Sometimes life isn’t easy because you aren’t utilizing yourself. If I don’t do the laundry, life is harder because we don’t have clothes to wear. If you don’t do your job, you don’t have money to support yourself. Sometimes it’s our fault for the hard times.
But sometimes things happen completely out of our control, and you have two options:
1. Be a victim to your circumstances.
2. Steal a starship and become the Star-Lord.
Okay, so stealing a starship might be a little more difficult (for some), but let’s use it as a metaphor.
Life is just a series of circumstances. You can either let the circumstances control you, or you can control the circumstances. Even if they’re bad. Even if they are a step back. Even if they are a bucket full of rejection: use the bad, the step back and the rejection to make yourself stronger, better and smarter about where you want to be, what you want to be doing, and ultimately who you want to be.
Sometimes, life is tough.
But what would Peter Quill do in the face of defeat? He would want to be in space, driving a starship, as the Star-Lord.
That is what Peter Quill would do.