Because the things you get for free when you start the game are merely tools, to help you get to the rest of yourself. Your soul is located elsewhere, out there in the dark -- outside the comfy house of your best accomplishments, your greatest gifts -- and you have to go and find it. It is in the people you hate, and the people you hurt, and the places that gross you out, and the people who've done you wrong, and it's going to take you the rest of your life. So you should probably get started.
JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps The Good Wife, Pretty Little Liars and Deception for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook. IRL work appears in BenBella's SmartPop series of anthologies, his novel The Urges, and a novelette, "The Commonplace Book," appeared this fall on Tor.com.