Debate topics can be political, informative, funny, social and economic. Many are controversial, heightening the level of seriousness, especially when discussing politics or one’s core value systems. But sometimes a debate is just senseless. Case in point, my middle school debate topic, “Should homework be banned?” was neither serious nor a part of my core value system. As suspected, my campaign to ban homework fell on deaf ears, regardless of how well I crafted my argument. In hindsight, the assignment was surely a playful jab by our teacher at an impossible grade school fantasy.