People who had suffered in life helped more people in need than those who had not suffered.

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This was true for people who suffered interpersonal and group-based harm and natural disasters; both countrymen and foreigners.

 

Pro-social attitudes toward tsunami victims were the highest among those who suffered from natural disasters.

Vollhardt JR, Staub E.; “Inclusive altruism born of suffering: the relationship between adversity and prosocial attitudes and behavior toward disadvantaged outgroups.” 2011 Jul; 81(3): 307-15.