In a world where success is hyped and celebrated more than the core values of ethics, justice, love, family, and where ‘successful’ people are displayed on billboards wearing outfits whose cost price can feed the entire population of University of Benin for two weeks straight (no pun intended), it is necessary to understand what success really means.
SUCCESS /səkˈses/: Can be simply defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose (as proffered by a search on Google).
Merriam-Webster defines it as “the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame.”
For different people, success means different things, and different pictures paint success in their mental canvasses. No matter what your definition of success may be, two things sum success up, accomplishment of a said goal, and how that said goal affects everyone else.
From great poets like Maya Angelou to astronauts like Neil Armstrong, and wonderful scientists like Thomas Edison to teachers like Deepak Chopra, ‘successful’ people are celebrated, admired, adored, imitated.
Yet there are those people who are not deemed successful yet touch our lives a whole lot more than these faces that are constantly in our faces.
Heroes of Hushville celebrates those heroes whose influence on our lives are greatly overlooked. Those heroes whose profession you would never dream of taking up and would beat your child silly or conduct a deliverance session on if they ever intimated their intentions of toeing such paths. These are the heroes we never see yet are in our faces more than any other every single day. They are the heroes we are usually hushed about.
The Heroes of Hushville.