I think he's axing you if we should actively seek out dangers with which we might make ourselves stronger by surviving.
I'm reminded of the swedish approach to the covid outbreak a couple years ago. They were into the 'herd immunity' thing where nobody gets vaxxed and they just offer up their weakest members to the virus. A dialogue between two swedes, whom we shall name Harry and Margaret (because I'd have to Google swedish names), might look like this.
Harry: look at the little American weaklings lining up to get the vaccine! By the gods are there no real men left in the western world?
Margaret: Harry, your uncle Marvin just died from the virus like two days ago. Have you forgotten already?
Harry: Marvin died a man, accepting of his fate, ordained by the gods. He has a place in Valhalla now. Quiet now, woman! You know nothing of what it means to be noble.
Margaret: oh there you go again with that hyper-masculinity stuff. Look, can't you just play football or buy a big four wheel drive truck or something? The warrior ethos is cute, Harry, but really, you'd still be my sexy blonde beast even if you got the vaccine, you know.
[Harry blushes and begins to pace]
Margaret: come now, darling. The meatballs are ready. We'll have a nice meal and talk about this again in the morning.
Harry: oh Margaret, my love. It is but for your bosom that my life has any meaning at all. Perhaps I should get the vaccine. I shall think on it, Thor be damned.