On the outside chances you have an encounter with a bear, and you're not joking, do not run from a bear that has taken an interest in you. It will close the distance in a shockingly fast manner. When it catches you, and it will, all you can really do is not panic at that point. Even with a gun....It better hit that pea-brain f***ing square.
Shoot first? Now thats American. Lol
It takes genuine talent to see greatness in yourself despite your absence of genuine talent.