Can they also recall those home improvement TV shows, which are making people think they can do any electrical project, without any learning whatsoever?
It used to be people would read a book on electrical wiring first. Learn how to make construction drawings to submit to the electrical inspector's office. And get an electrical permit. They would try to do everything just like an electrician would.
Now if you suggest they read a book on wiring or get an electrical permit, they get defensive and think you are personally attacking them!
I think it should be a requirement before showing any DIY wiring on TV, to show them applying for an electrical permit. And show the electrical inspector checking their work for safety. And emphasize you MUST get an electrical permit before doing electrical work.
The NEC has done a good job of making electrical wiring safe. These TV shows are going to reverse the trend...