The point is to feed our curiosity. It’s insatiable in most people. What’s more, it’s a wellspring of human innovation from tools to toys. The only thing that stifles it is quitting.
Talking about it and asking questions is what gets all of us through the fog. If you’re confused, then that means you are learning and your brain is busy at work. Take the time out to ask questions and go over your work. Explain your own work to yourself as you review it. If there are any chinks in the armor they will surface, especially if you bring outside views into play. Explain your work to them, and see how it plays, then.
No scientist ever shied away from defeat. It’s the mistakes that give us building blocks and foundation. Go ahead and get frustrated and even feel helpless for a moment; but, when you come back down to earth, get back to work and think this stuff through. Like you say, it’s been 8 days. See that as a clear indication you were made for this stuff. Bear down.
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