Went hiking the other day. We visited the information center before starting and the ranger there mentioned some hikers before us had said they’d seen a bear, so we should be careful. My girlfriend asked what we should do if we came across a bear and the ranger said you should stay as still as possible. Fuck that. OK, I’m no bear expert, but I’m pretty sure the worst advice you can ever take when you face a bear is to stand still. There’s a reason that when we are in stressful conditions we experience “fight or flight” not “fight, flight, or stand fucking still.” Its funny to me that people who are the biggest nature lovers… like this dickbutt ranger… choose to go against nature’s biggest influence: evolution. The only reason you and I are standing here is because we had an ancestor somewhere down the line that faced a bear, and said to him/herself “holy shit, I better run” and then ran. And that instinct got passed down to us. In contrast, the humans who had the instinct to stand still as a board when being pursued by a ravenous, large, beast are partly the reason for the bears’ existence today by giving them sustenance.