What does the line 'Threatening ourselves with death' mean in the poem Keeping Quiet?

Man 'threatens himself with death' due to his own rash decisions and hasty actions. He has created disasters for himself. The poet advocates that man take some time to rest and introspect instead of hurrying on in his harmful activities. 

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Through these lines, poet clarifies that his wish should not be considered as a case for ?total inactivity? which is equivalent to death. He only wants to interrupt the sad, cruel and baleful activities of the world for a few moments and to make the people introspect their actions.?
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It means that the increasing arms race and man's rapid advancement towards progress at the cost of nature has brought him on the verge of extinction.
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