The son of Henry Kissinger, who died at the age of 100, revealed the amazing secret of his longevity
Former U.S. Secretary of State and former National Security Advisor, Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger lived to be 100 years old, which is surprising to many people. The fact is that he did not follow a healthy diet, had a rather stressful lifestyle, did not rest enough, and hated exercise.
This is in sharp contrast to the statement that such a life rhythm can cause premature death. The editors of the Daily Mail suggested that, in Kissinger's case, an exception to the rule could be seen. Referring to the late politician's son and friends, the journalists "revealed" the secret of his long life.
Until the age of 100, Kissinger not only led an active social life but also retained his mental clarity. He was not the kind of person who retired and lived out his life in peace, said those who knew the American personally.
According to Kissinger's son, David, the secret of his father's long life was his mental capacity and the constant stimulation of his intellect. It was his thirst for new knowledge, development, and a sense of mission that allowed the ex-politician to keep himself in good shape.
Kissinger's friend, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, echoed a similar sentiment. In his opinion, his friend's longevity was due to his hard work.
"He works harder than a 40-year-old. I can tell you that he gets up in the morning and works all day. He has dinner with his wife and family and works at night. I am convinced that the secret of longevity is to be a workaholic," Schmidt said.
As a reminder, Kissinger died on November 29 at his home in Connecticut. In 2008, the politician opposed Ukraine's membership in NATO. After 2014, he justified Russia's occupation of Crimea and criticized sanctions against Moscow. However, a meeting with the President of Ukraine in 2023 made the American change his mind.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA wrote about why Ukrainians should not praise Henry Kissinger too much. Read more about his influence on world politics here.