Why Does the Electron have Mass?

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I was recently watching a PBS special about quantum physics and they asked why do electrons have mass. I found myself unable to answer this, although I am only in high school physics, but could any of you answer this? Thanks.
 

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We don't comlpetelly undersant why ANYTHiNG has mass, that is one of the things they are trying to understand at LHC (they will be looking for the Higgs boson).
Although I don't quite understand why you are asking specifically about the electron? In this respect the electron is no different than any other particle (proton, neutron etc).
 
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A better question would be, why does the electron have the mass that is has?

If it didn't have mass the universe wouldn't be as it is.
 

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