The avenues to engage in conversation are limitless these days. You can text, tweet, Skype, Facebook, comment on Instagram posts, and of course, you can do the old fashioned open-your-mouth-and-vocally-express-your-thoughts-with-others method. Social media, specifically, has made it easy to become comfortable with the same circles of people and talk about the same things repeatedly. There are endless topics to discuss on any given day, yet there are a few debates that seem to make their way back into our conversations in person and on the web. They’re fire starters, undoubtedly, but they’ve been exhausted.
Here are four debates that—though they will likely never go away— should be tabled, at least until there’s a new spin.