I have seen many who will cling desperately to life - and eschew the truth.
It is to be the other way around. Truth basically - at all costs. Jesus did it. Joseph did it. Many of us will be asked to do it. The decision has to be made already - before the test arises and fear or pressure clouds our judgment. Just as with chastity and so many other things. The decision has to be made up front:
"for what can our enemies do? Only kill the body, and their power is then at an end. <3 span="">3> STAND FIRM, my friends; never flinch <3 span="">3>. Do not seek to save your lives, for he that is afraid to die for the truth, will lose eternal life. Hold out to the end, and we shall be resurrected and become like Gods, and reign in celestial kingdoms, principalities, and eternal dominions.”
- Joseph Smith, June 1844