How, uhh, interesting that I find this question just now. Most of us like to think if we were actually confronted with a life or death circumstance that we would play our part well, but most of us never really will find that out . . . it doesn't, now, seem the case to me, but perhaps if someone was pointing a gun at me I would urgently grab the nearest little old lady or 7 year old girl to hold in front of me.
However, it's been discovered that there is something not as it should be with me, my blood cells are smaller than normal and misshapen . . . I underwent several tests last week and I'm just now on my way out the door to go hear the results of those tests. It seems to me, this is how fearful of death I am; my wife and I, as it will be dinner time, were planning to leave the doctor consultation and eat out . . . as I was getting dressed to leave I though to myself 'if this is not good news, perhaps I'll get a lobster tail out of this'.
We are all dying, right now - we are born dying, it's inevitable . . . the sooner we recognize this life is not 'all there is' and that staying alive as long as possible is not the most important thing in the world, the better off we are. There is an eternal reality, an eternal truth, and that's where we're all headed - I'm ready.