One is a number of such magnitude and inexorable cruelty, a concept inscribed with fatal means and ends, that, as "all-you-can-eat" Americans, singular implies the antithesis of life, the immoral reality of mathematics. In fact, one--the concept of singular--is the rule by which we live, our foundation for being. More than one, having multiple, is merely a basis for greed.
I, equally, acknowledge the basis of and fear the singular concept. One. It's still more than zero.