If you thought you had a guardian angel protecting you from harm, would you take more risks? It would stand to reason that you would- however, a recent study showed quite the opposite. Those who believe higher spirits are watching them tend to be more risk averse. According to one of the researchers, "We think that those who are more risk-averse use belief in guardian spirits as a coping mechanism to deal with their fear and anxiety over perceived risks in their environment.”

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