Went on a brief after dinner hike and it was summer, so the sun doesn't set for another 2 hours after dinner. On our way back, we took a different trail as a shortcut. But unfortunately we realize a part of the trail was gone due to a recent storm and we tried to backtrack. We lost track of time and it got pitch black quickly after sunset. And we couldn't find our way back as we ended up losing the trail. All of our flashlights were nearly out except for this one hand crank flashlight my friend had, which only lit up for 5 seconds for every 1 minute he cranked it. Wondered in pitch black for another hour until we decided to just stay put underneath this one tree until sunrises again. The entire time, we could hear a few animals stalking us but we couldn't see what. The whole time we sat under the tree, we were praying they were little coyotes and not wolves or bears. It got cold extreme fast and only I wore enough layers and a jacket. Everyone else didn't and they were sneezing and shivering. But because I was selfish, I kept my mouth shut and figured they couldn't see how bundled up I was in the dark. I'm horrible.
Sun rose and we quickly try to find our way back out. Literally about 5-10 minutes of walking, we suddenly spot the parking lot of our campsite. We realize the entire time, we were just camping outside under a random tree when we're literally right near our very campsite. Stupid us. Later on, we found out another guy in the group had 3 jackets and thermal outfits stuffed inside his backpack which he also didn't share, but for some reason he just wore a short sleeve tee shirt the entire time. So I realize at least I wasn't the only horrible selfish person in the group.
Also when we returned to camp completely weary and exhausted, we realize a black bear attacked and broke into our tent. Apparently short sleeve tee shirt guy above left a bag of candy inside the tent which we were suppose to lock up. So the park ranger fined us about $1000 of the violation and the damage the bear caused. Also scolded us that they now have to go after that black bear and euthanized is thanks to us.
What goes up, will inevitably come back down. Whoever you have to step on when you go up, you will be at their mercy when you go down.
The truth is strictly what the ones in power perceives it to be.
Enjoy any good things, even the little and menial ones, as you will never know what impending distresses could descend upon you in a moment.