Killing a man instantly robs him of explanation. He has no time to process his final moments. Now, even though he was paralyzed, his mind was still able to understand why his life was ending. We let him die with answers. Otherwise, we’re nothing but ruthless murderers.
I believe that only the truly brave can look at the world and understand that all of it… gods, men, everything else… will end badly. No one will be saved.
Some things in life are difficult to understand, even after years and years of thinking about them while wandering alone through desolate landscapes, usually during the off-season.
Soldiers understand losing is part of the journey, so long as their leader does not believe it the destination.