Ric still a winner

BYRON BAY'S Ric Richardson is a true inspiration.

His story about taking on Microsoft with all its power and billions of dollars is one that makes anyone who has ever experienced being the underdog smile.

When he won his $440m damages award against Microsoft in April, I cheered. He was chalking one up for the little guy.

The fact Microsoft has now appealed against the jury decision and won doesn't seem to have fazed him. And this is another reason why he has my respect. He hasn't thrown the towel in.

His story gives you hope that, no matter what lies are told about you, no matter who you are up against and what sneaky

strategies they may use against you, it is worth the good fight.

In the end it really isn't even about

winning; it is about doing the right thing.

In life there are bullies who want to stick the knife in and take what we have worked hard to gain. If we walk away without a fight then we let them get away with it, and they go on to do it to someone else.

This David and Goliath fight goes on in our homes, our schools, our workplaces, and between governments and the people all the time.

Ric Richardson shows us it is important to be proud of what we do and who we are, no matter how powerless we may feel.

He gives us permission to believe in ourselves. Thanks Ric.



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