Shylocks emotions get in his way because all he cares about is getting revenge on Antonio because he has always hated shylock. And because he loses all his possesions because the law comes back and turns on him.
I let my emotions get in my way sometimes when it comes to trusting people. Like I trust the wrong people and don't trust the right people. Like when I tell someone close to me something that could get me into trouble, I expect they don't say anything.
I need to start figuring out who I can trust and who I can't trust.