Hoy se llora noche y día, porque al negrito bembón
Todo el mundo lo quería
- Ismael Rivera
So you take the ego and put it on a scale. You judge this ego on an objective metric.
We call Bob Dylan a genius in such scenarios. An ego put on a scale greater than all others. And this measure may be true.
We then remove the metric and put Bob Dylan in context of a complex system webbed through correlation.
The ego is not measured by an objective scale. The ego is measured by its relation to its surroundings.
The influences build a mosaic.
A few years earlier, and Bob Dylan would have been a myth. Like the authors of House of the Rising Song. The songs of Dylan would have lived forever but without origin. He came along at a time where records were kept.
Thus the value of Bob Dylan can exist as an individual on a scale or as an individual defined by a complex system of relations.