Near-death struggles occur everyday, everywhere.
Every bead of life in every corner lives on the verge of complete annihilation. Every baby almost dies when born; the mother just the same. Everything that breathes has cancer cells throughout its body; once in a while they even form tumors. Every nation, every business, every family, every friendship—everything fights through life on a precipice overlooking death.
Those battles involve skill and resources, but they are won by virtue—honesty, fairness, charity, patience, diligence, endurance, respect, forgiveness.
In your next near-death battle of the day be virtuous and the war will wage itself.