4. Shared Experience
Now to really represent this we must introduce another layer in describing experiences, noting that even the individual experience of riding a bike for the first time has a rich set of subtleties, visuals, sounds, emotions that comprise this individual when j = n that we have designated as riding a bike for the first time. So for one individual Ej=n is a large set, a rich tapestry of factors F for that individual that make up each of the E’s for that person. Although it may be difficult to list all of these factors we can still call each factor F in E that make up all of the experiences such that bike riding for the first time within the ICi may be called Ej=n = ∑k=first time bike rides Fk. So it is clear that the set that is the intersection of first time bike rides and the later bike rides to school is Ej=n Ω Ej=m, has a set of factors Fk where k spans the factors common to both bike rides. But here is an interesting thing. And this has relevance to empathy, friendship, spirituality and a host of important life experiences. An unrelated first time experience like jumping off a high dive into a pool Ej=first ­high dive Ω Ej=first bike ride is not the null set! Far from it, the excitement of doing something for the first time, perhaps the wind rushing by, or having someone cheer you on, may all be shared factors F so the interstation of these sets within human consciousness HC for an individual IC may be quite large. In essence we construct reality using a series of factors F that we relate to each other without exactly reproducing each experience E.