Posted on 01/19/2013I am 41 years old and I grew up with KISS. My passion for the band was solidified the moment I heard "Tears Are Falling" in 1985. I've especially been drawn to their songs about self empowerment, getting all you can take, and grabbing life by the you know what. One of the biggest lesions they've displayed through their music and their actions over the years is that you only get out of life what you put into it... Believe in yourself and do what makes you passionate and happy, because no one else gets the credit or the blame for your own happiness but you. Set your standards and your goals high and just do it! That philosophy along with supportive family and friends was an integral part of my formative teenage years. I began to build confidence in myself. I could have been living in a trailer by now, but instead I am a successful physician who provides for my wonderful family while helping ease suffering for others. Thank you KISS for being a big part of my journey.