VAT: A Rise or to Arise

The difference between an eccentric and someone enlightened is the former tries to get a rise out of others and the latter tries to get others to arise.

To get “a rise” out of someone is to annoy them as happens when you try to “arise” them from their sleep. The eccentric tries to awaken others whether or not they so desire, while someone enlightened helps others awaken only if asked to do so.