As intelligent people, we are always trying to analyse our emotions and habits, then judging them to be good or bad, and then trying to improve ourselves by trying to get rid of the perceived bad habits or emotions.
As per Taoist philosophy, there is nothing called 'Bad' habits or emotions. These are part of our inner nature, that which makes us a whole rather than the sum of our habits and traits. Most of the time, instead of trying to overcome a weakness, we should try to point it in a different direction where it can be useful.
This concept is illustrated in this Taoist Story...
In the state of Ch'u, a housebreaker became a soldier under the General Tzu-fa, a man known for utilizing the abilities of others to a remarkable degree.
A short while later, Ch'u was attacked by the army of the state of Ch'i. Tzu-fa's men went out to counter the attack, but were driven back three times. The Ch'u strategists exhausted their minds while the enemy forces grew stronger.
At that point, the housebreaker stepped forward and asked for a chance to work for the defence of Ch'u. The General granted his request.
That night, the housebreaker sneaked into the Ch'i camp, entered the general's tent, and removed the curtains from the bed. Tzu-fa sent these back the next morning by special envoy, with a note which explained that they had been found by some men who were out gathering firewood.
The following evening, the housebreaker removed the Ch'i general's pillow. The next morning, it was returned with a message like the first.
On the third night, the housebreaker removed the general's jade hairpin. It was returned the next morning.
That day, the Ch'i general called his officers together.
"One more night," he warned them, "and it will be my head!" The troops were ordered to break camp and return home.
So there is no such thing as an ability that is too useless, too crooked, or too small. It only depends on what you do with it. As Lao-tse pointed out, the bad can be raw material for the good.