Originally Posted by Tannhauser
I feel this would work better if each instance of the word 'warrior' was replaced with 'idiot'.
Whenever there is a Choice Between Life and Death, The Idiot Unhesitatingly Chooses Death."
1st: It has more to do with why they choose the risky situation. The Spartans believed that in the phalanx they should care for the person standing beside them more than they should fear the enemy.
2nd: There is also the glory aspect which differs by culture and by person. It is a "I would rather die for something than live for nothing"
3rd: Men are aggresive creatures. That is what drives us. It is a simple fact that men want to fight and kill. Being a warrior just means that you try your best to do the killing but accept that you might not be on that side of it.