“Every time a resolve or fine glow of feeling evaporates without bearing fruit, it is worse than a chance lost; it works to hinder future emotions from taking the normal course of discharge. Thus we fail to build up the power to act in a firm and prompt and definite way upon the principal energies of life. (…) True impulses are intelligent. They show the path we can most successfully follow because they reveal the basic interests of the unconscious mind.”
~ William Mutton Marston, 1941
Readers Digest, Aug 1941
Note what Jupp, following Leonard Nelson’s thoughts, wrote about building basic interests. Although they are located in the unconscious mind, as a kind of mental reflex, Jupp did not believe that we are unable to influence or shape our basic interests, on the contrary. Much like physical reflexes can be build and trained to be available in crucial situations, so the basic interests need work in order to lead us to do what is right.