This is precisely what made the Vikings such fierce warriors. If you do not fear death, and it is indeed an honor to die in battle, you can then wield it with passion as you know you would - in turn - bestow that honor to your foes.
Sky above me, earth below me, fire within me - who has the fire within? We all have the sky above us and the earth below us, but we differ by the fire within us. What lights your fire? How big is your flame?