It is no shame to admit that you have no understanding of particle physics. An old episode of Big Bang Theory had Sherman and his girl friend arguing about whose field of science was the more all inclusive to the end of claiming who was really the smartest. When one of the other characters butts in to say, Hey, you're not the only two scientists here, they looked at him like he'd said, "I study botany." Well, the botanist does not claim to understand particle physics or the Higgs Bozon (except to fun them), but this is a very clever cartoon by the producer of PhD Comics to explain what the folks at the Big Hadron Collider are doing. So join the crowd; try to understand mass, and why things have it, or don't, and then admit that you just don't get it.