Energy cant be created or destroyed. You cant say the Higgs is giving other particles mass without saying that other particles are giving the higgs its mass first. When the higgs converts its mass to other particles, depending on the mass involved during the reaction will determine the result of the decay and the particles which will be formed into elements / atoms. In fusion the lighter elements create heavier elements, if you consider this then there must be a process involved where the mass of the lighter elements fused to create heavier elements. The mass was converted with only the available mass and energy. There was no particle that was specific amount of eV. What confuses me about the Higgs particle they say they found it at an x amount of eV. There are many different reactions that always contain a different mass not a specific amount of mass that the Higgs particle implies is required, why is that? The real question is in a reaction do the two elements particles masses join into one big particle that decays into smaller particles, or do the elements use the original particles and just reconfigure them into a new element/s? Either way I dont understand how a "Higgs" particle with a specific amount of eV is required. I think the Higgs particle or what the Higgs is implying is more of a process than particle with a set amount of mass? it could be a different type of particle, with any mass that's properties allow it to decay and the decay process must also allow to create particles into systems "atoms". Which implies the decay must give the particles controlled orbital momentum.