Why is it we force children to learn 2 + 2, rather than asking them the question, "What is 4?"
Could it be because there is no such thing as "4" in the natural universe? Doesn't the natural universe only contain the number "1"?
If I dump 1 box of pencils on a table, the truth is, there are not 12 pencils on the table. There is a scattering of individual painted wood objects that are unique and separate entities. "12", a mind-created categorizing tool, is not real. Only "1" is real. Right?