I understand mediation as attempting agreement. The above paragraph stated a fact then made a suggestion in the form of a question. Could the behavior of a conceptual change attract better values?
I react in a similar way to the people I believe are trying to debate me, so I reflexively react to their terms and limitations of their understanding, (as I see them.) Frustrated behavior aggravates defenses to the point of being offensive. I still suck at relaxing to endure my discomfort with democratic diversity. Addressing frustration could be the introduction to asking what we agree with for the kind of dialog President Obama could be appreciated for demonstrating under pressure.