Research is...

... mainly a process of finding out how much you don't know, while trying to remain positive about everything you have learned. Like going to the beach when it's raining, not swimming, collecting a few nice rocks, and then saying 'we must go to the beach again when it's not raining'. I think it must take a while to learn that actually, it's possible to swim in the rain. Personally, I'm not quite there yet.