research is a way of life
it is an ongoing process that should be fun and led by curiosity and a desire to explore what is unknown to you
it goes beyond what formal education tells you research is— it should not feel like something you have to do. it should be something you love to do because research exists everywhere— research is looking up a recipe and modifying it to make it your own. it is learning about your favorite author’s life and why they wrote the book you’re reading. it is going down rabbit holes on topics you’ve just recently learned about.
but the core of research is the desire to learn and to share what you learn with others.