I would rather be killed and be remembered as a hero, than live a long life and eventually die and be remembered as a coward. I'd rather die a martyr than die of old age.
So to clarify, I don't have anything against old people, I'm just saying I'd rather die a martyr than die of old age.
I'd rather die for my beliefs than live a long happy life and eventually die of old age, knowing I could have stood up for my beliefs but I didn't (this does not mean old people have never stood up for their beliefs). I don't want to go out with a whimper I want to go out with a bang. I'd rather my friends and family remember me dying for what I believe in than remember me as another person who died because of my old age.
Now not everyone may think like this, and this may not be for everyone, but it's my opinion.
To help prove my point, here's an example: If someone pointed a gun at my head and told me to rebuke Jesus I would have two options; A. I can say, "Yes, I rebuke him," and live to see another day, or B. I can tell him, "No," and get shot and die. I personally would go with option B. because I don't want people to remember me as a coward but as someone who stood up for her beliefs and looked death in the eye. I didn't conquer it, per say, but I faced it.
This being said, I do not believe dying of old age is cowardly, not at all. In fact the Bible says it's a blessing to live a long life. But at the same time I don't want to slowly lose my strength and mind over the years. Plus, with the End Times just around the corner I don't believe I really have the option of living till I'm 80 anyway.
OK, that's enough ranting for one day.