"The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it".?

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    What does this quote from Philosopher John Locke, mean to you?

    "The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it."
     
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    Same as "Know your enemy" Of course, the world is nobody's enemy, but the concept is the same.
     
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    Fear of the unknown. (my opinion)
     
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    Country boy's raised with an ol' shotgun. Simpler approach
     

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