I use numbers, you use numbers, we all use numbers. Without numbers we couldn't count unless we had a pile of stones and used them to represent quantities. Of course, wouldn't that be a form of numbering? In the occupation I chose for myself, I couldn't have performed my job without the use of numbers. I just didn't have enough fingers and toes to do the job! Just think about life without numbers. So, you say, you will just use Roman Numerals? Good luck with that! Just try to do math with Roman Numerals, or work a square root, or how about some algebra or geometry? Dang, I am glad I am not Roman (grin).
So, who do we thank for our modern numbering system? Why I suppose that the Egyptians were first, but I have learned that ancient Sumeria, Babylonia, and India used numerals in business transactions. All of the original numbering systems used some form of "1" for the number one. That is because it looks like a single finger. So, just to satisfy your inquiring minds, I will show you what the true Arabic numerals look like:
I can see the one, the nine, and the ten. They look similar to the numbers we use. The symbol for the number seven looks like it should be for the five, the one for the number six should be for the seven, and the one for the four should be for the three. I know I am old, but I wasn't around back then to point out why they should be different. Oh well, I will stick with the numbers I know and understand so that I will have a good day and I want you all to also have a great day, you hear?