I did indeed not make the point I meant to make. It should be "someone who doesn't value his life -- or someone who has lost all hope".
" @Icemael said:" Only someone who doesn't value his life -- someone who has lost all hope (at least all hope related to this life -- one might hope for a nice afterlife, or second life, or whatever one believes happens after death) -- would stay calm and collected in a situation like that. "This is partially true, but I don't think you made the point you meant to make. In my final minutes, I will indeed have lost all hope. It would be silly not to. After all, to understand that death is unavoidable is to understand that there is no hope of avoiding it.
However, this does not mean I wouldn't value my life. I would still have the will to live. If remaining alive were an option, I would surely choose it. It's not. I don't know why I keep coming back and responding to these. We will only keep going in circles as long as you refuse to admit that it's possible to simultaneously accept death and wish you didn't have to. "
I'm not saying it's impossible to accept death without wanting it. I'm saying that as long as you enjoy life and have any hope of living longer (and it is only in very rare situations one believes, with every bone in one's body, that one faces absolutely certain death, with no chance of delay), you will not accept it -- you might not have any hope of avoiding it completely, but you do have hope of delaying it.