We all ( Myself included ) should be very thoughtful of what we print here on the forum.
Good that young people do not follow us blindly.
Excessive safety is sometimes more harmful than normal behavior. Usually devices contain enough safeguards not to be destroyed before a fuse pops up. If they do, perhaps our experience is worth more than the damage.
W8JI has a story about people trying to treat 3-500z lightly. Then, the tube is not gettered enough self-destroys.
Fairy tale below.
One guy wanted a really strong antenna. He used very heavy wire. Then 1) a lightning stroke and destroyed his shack, or 2) copperweld wire rusted and "improved" operating bandwidth while reducing the efficiency by 50%, or 3) very heavy attachments to trees destroyed the trees, and the wire while being removed kinked causing injury, requiring a trip to the emergency room.
Another guy used a thin tire. He tolerated 2% drop in efficiency compared to a thicker wire. After 5 years, 1) lightning vaporized his wire causing no damage to the shack, or 2) the wire was broken in heavy winds but the tree has survived; he discarded the wire and invested $10 in new wire.