This question has been bothering computer programmers for decades: Is the first element of an array referenced by index "1" or index "0"?.
I was a computer programmer and it never bothered me once. My fellow students at college didn't seemed to be bothered about the index origin, which could be 2 or 3 or..., eh? AND my professors, not one of them, seemed to be bothered about the index origin--unless it was a question on a test. Further, computer programmers know that the number of entries (occupied or NOT) in an array or matrix is the same no matter the index origin. Eh?
Iíve always thought, everything works for the number 0, and we canít get out of a shape/consciousness existence because we perceive it wrong..
Any ideas, on this perception?
I think this perception is wrong, leads nowhere, and ought to be suppressed, rejected and maligned at every possible opportunity.
If you are counting apples, do you start at zero?.
If you ask me the number of apples I possess, then, when I don't have any, I answer either, "I don't have any" or "zero."
If I wan't to provide an answer (a number) when counting the number of apples I possess, then I want to start "counting" using a number line (or sequential set of numbers) which begins with zero and proceeds (sequentially) 1, 2, 3, ...; I stop at the number which represents the count of apples I possess.
This is NOT rocket science.
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