So if zero isn't "nothing", then what is it, does it have a value? Let me think a minute, oh yes, remember the WW2 Japanese fighter planes, the Zeroes? They may not have been as good as the American made planes but they certainly were something, not nothing.
They say that there is strength in numbers. So if I group a whole bunch of zeroes together, do I get a bigger number? Nope, zero or a bunch of them is still nothing without some other whole number. If I have three zeros, they aren't anything, but if I put a whole number, like the number one, in front of them, they turn it into a thousand, and that is a long way from nothing.
I don't believe in "nothing". No, I didn't say I don't believe anything. What I mean is there is always something. Even out in space, locally or further out in the universe, there is always something, although there may be quite a bit of space between them. There are cosmic rays, dust, etc. What is beyond the bubble which we call our universe? I have no idea and maybe nothing, zero, zilch, emptiness. . . Now, you all have a great day, you hear?