You cannot defeat death. Death stands undefeated. What you can do before you meet death, is to live life to the fullest like you said. Enjoy life and all of it's blessings. Well even this answer is not a clear one. I committed suicide as a teen and I saw what I call Suicider's Hell.... it's a place that I wouldn't want to go back to. I can't say that I defeated death, but what I can say is my father gave me a second chance at life. He purposely allowed me to die, so that I would stop trying to die. I was a manic suicider. I hated my life so badly, I was depressed and for two years of my life I would try consistently to kill myself until one faithful morning I was successful. Well... I guess my answer is a good answer to your question.