Our list of Michael Jackson Quotes
Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.
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The Michael Jackson's quote says that although being a liar allows us to get ahead, being truthful takes us much farther in life.
Lying is an action we often do, even unconsciously, and can bring positive short-term results. But, once someone notices that we have lied about an issue, it diminishes the trust someone may have placed in us.
Instead, being truthful allows us to always be transparent with the people we discuss and avoid mistrust problems. But being transparent reveals our vulnerabilities to other people. And they often exploit these weaknesses to take advantage of us.
We need to strike a balance between lying and telling the truth. Sometimes we need to maintain a threshold of secrecy and unreality not to show our weaknesses. In contrast, sometimes, we need to be truthful to strengthen a relationship with a trusted person.