175. Direction (1-11) : Read the passages given below and answer the questions that follow:
Our awareness of time has reached such a pitch of intensity that we suffer acutely whenever our travels take us into some corner of the world where people are not interested in minutes or seconds. The unpunctuality of the Orient, for example, is appalling to those who come freshly from a land of fixed meal-time and regular train service. For a modern American or Englishman waiting is a psychological torture. An Indian accepts the blank hours with resignation even with satisfaction. He has not lost the fine part of doing nothing. Our notion of time as a collection of minutes, each of which must be filled with some business or amusement, is wholly alien to the Oriental, just as it was alien to the Greek. For the man who lives in pre-industrial world, time moves at a slow and easy pace; he does not care about each minute, for the good reason that he has not been made onscious of the existence of minutes.
Question: Why do we suffer acutely?