Gen X has been caught in the middle. For most of our lives, we just wanted to be left alone to do our own thing, just like John Wick. He wanted to live a normal life and followed the rules to acheive that goal. Then The Establishment and Younger Cohort dragged him back into a life he did not want. He tried to work within the rules to reestablish his own personal sovereignty, but was denied. So as we begin the third movie, he has moved beyond rules. Gen X is the same way. We played by the rules, but those rules turned out to be unsatisfactory and unworkable. If you think we are not at that stage, note this tweet from Kurt Schlichter:
So we are going to burn the house down.