One of the most important skills we need to develop for ourselves and for our children is the skill of learning to learn. But what is this skill? How do we learn to learn? What gets in our way? The author explores these questions and claims that learning to learn requires that we learn to navigate the moods that we routinely fall into during the learning process. We don’t get to control what moods we fall into. Our culture and life experiences trigger them automatically. We have acquired a lot of standards/norms for what we think is appropriate or inappropriate behavior.