On a surface and temporary level, it seems that attachment, anger and ignorance are beneficial to us. We think that if we rely on them, we can obtain what we want. But when we look at the longer-term effects of these emotions, we realize that they are actually harming us. Anger, for example, seems like something that can help and protect us in the moment but in fact, it causes us more suffering. Anger is an emotion where one lacks control and clarity. In the moment it feels like this anger is benefitting you, but the reality is that it is actually harming you.