There is a lot of misunderstanding regarding the Higgs boson and the way in which the Higgs field interacts with the Z boson. Most people don’t realize that 99% of any atom’s mass comes from the energy inherent in the constituent components (quarks & gluons) and only around1% of the mass comes from interaction with the Higgs field. Leonard Susskind does a great job of explaining very simply how the physics works:

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