A Man Who Took a Vow of Silence for 17 Years Gives Us a Simple but Poignant Message
When he was 27, John Francis decided to stop speaking for one day. One day turned into 17 years. He traveled by foot, played the banjo, and got his college degree, and eventually a Ph.D. He thought a lot, learned a lot, and changed a lot. Now he’s speaking at this TED Talk to relay his experiences and inspire us. His message of respect and responsibility is life-changing.