It is important to always remember that we have been blessed with the gifts of intelligence and rational thought, of brotherhood and community, of the ability to reason and to persuade. And although these gifts may not always prevent violence from entering into our lives, they certainly can help to mitigate its effects and reduce its severity if we use them to define our actions as kind and caring, loving and compassionate, merciful and forgiving, grateful and appreciative, and constructive and supportive, rather than the violent urges that bring us down to the level of the beasts.
However, it all boils down to this question, "What am I contributing to the lives of those around me?" Either I am adding peace, love, compassion, forgiveness, mercy, and joy, or I am adding violence, anger, hate, and suffering. What do you use your gifts for?