Originally Posted by patteeu
I don't think you can come up with an argument that blows his out of the water. People can do things to earn honor or establish a legacy even if it kills them in the process. To those people, honor or the way others remember them may be more important than life.
You need to read more about these people, the type of people they were, what their friends said about them, and the circumstances surrounding what they did before commenting if you want to be taken seriously.