I've also never been remotely afraid of bears, like ever, prior to last weekend so that was strange. It wasn't like we saw a bear or anything, but just being suddenly aware of the possibility that there were bears was a first for me. I had many many pseudo-philosophical thoughts of nature vs. human civilizations, and am appreciative now of things like soap, skyscrapers and concrete, stoves, and roofs. Though I do enjoy tent-sleeping, which I find extremely relaxing. I don't, however, like the dark. Such DARK dark. I'm accustomed to streetlights, and definitely would feel a million times safer walking around the seediest urban neighborhood at midnight than in some pitch-black woods somewhere. I mean... bears!
In short- damn nature, you scary.