If you searched the Internet in 2013 for “the painful truth,” you found a lot of it. However, you probably did not find my The Painful Truth website.
To be fair, my posts are hopefully more truthful than painful.
A new year… a new name.
In my October 2013 President’s eVoice, the phrase “confluential truth” was coined:
Imagine your message as a sphere with the purest and most intense truth radiating from its center. The recipient interprets your message and develops his or her own truth-sphere. Like the overlap in a Venn diagram, the effectiveness of communication is defined by the degree to which these unique spheres share the same truth. This overlap is the confluential truth.
Search and I doubt you will find “confluential” and “truth” joined in a phrase – probably because “confluential” is not even in the dictionary.
Thus, there is only one definition for “confluential truth” and now only one website using the phrase as its title.
My hope is that when we look for confluential truth, we find it.
Thanks for searching with me.
Greater Louisville Medical Society President’s eVoice, Oct 2013