Μeditation means to be mindful and aware in whatever you do. To be civilized is to know deeply that there is no one on the planet who does not want to be happy and free from suffering. Every day do a simple meditation. Following that meditation make a commitment to in some way contribute to the quality of life for yourself, your acquaintances, and life on the planet. Then be mindful of your commitment all day long. At the end of the day do a brief simple meditation and then review how you did in relation to your commitment.
Negativity has no quality in and of itself.