Yes, seriously, let's through in some analogies as well... Perhaps I am as king Leonidas of Sparta knowing to loose, or as king Pyrrhus of Epirus who was victorious and defeated, or one of the pilots of the Battle of Britain winning a completely lost cause, or an outnumbered but triumphant tank commander of the Six-Day War... Anyway, you would likely drop your weapons before any battle.
Back to titanic, your skeleton remains would be now on the seabed, still in a foetus position with your tumb-bones in jour jaw. How about repelling reality ?
As long there is life, there is hope. Yes, pick your battles, and true, I'm not going to expect much.