This nation was built on people modest enough to accept their fates. Some are destined to die in coal mine disaster, poisoned by toxic waste, or perhaps die of a treatable medical condition not covered by Blue Cross. Others like myself, are fated to write about how modest besuits??? us. Whether it's in a newspaper, magazine, radio, TV, it is simply my destiny. And I accept that fate with with all due humbleness. So should you.