Our perceptions, for whatever reason, are geared up to three dimensional space progressing through
a fourth dimension of time. This fiction we invent of Cartesian Coordinates is an abstraction of I am here (origin on graph) danger is at
x = 10, y = 7, z = 7. I have to get to safety at x = 10, y = 2, z = 3. That is not how we learnt to see it.
We saw "me here" "danger there" "home the other way"
Then the survivors had to learn that the result follows the consequence. Poor Jim got eaten by the tiger before
he got to safety, not after he was safe at home.
Our ancestor could have developed the understanding of senses which told him or her to leave out the irrelevant danger route and call it an unwanted 4th dimension. "They" would exclude the fourth danger dimension and regard it as a consequence of their action that they got home safely. They would then have had 3 consequence dimensions and a 4th separate dimension in which they got eaten. Perhaps we chose the best divide and survived (thanks Darwin)