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8 Dimensional Thinking

I was once watching a show on physics where they spoke about the fabric of spacetime. They said people often view an event as having 3 dimensions, that is, where does it happen? So, your x, y and z axis, or height, width and depth, will state where an event occurred. They then expanded on this to say that an event is really 4 dimensional because we have to include the time at which it occurs. So, give x, y, z and t and you have the “location” of your event.
Thinking more abstractly in a social setting, what really defines an event? How about the people who show up to it? What influences their actions leading to said event? Their mood, attitude, energy, other recent events, the weather, blood sugar, alcohol level, hormones, a conversation they had with a friend earlier, an upcoming deadline, etc. Given that any of these items can heavily influence a person’s actions at a given time and place, they in turn influence what event occurs.
So, could we define an event not in just 4 dimensions …