And I just did something which indicates to me that the Paxil is already in my brain. I noticed the bamboo twigs in the office needed water, and instead of saying to myself “damn, they need water, now I am burdened with the knowledge that they need water… I wonder how many weeks more I can ignore them,” I went and got the water-container-with-spout thing. I’d noticed this effect before. Thoughts that would be disregarded as requiring too much effort, are not disregarded. Also I laughed out loud at a picture that I’d saved months before. I’d saved it because it was funny. But I hadn’t actually laughed at it until now.
And on a related note, when Joss Whedon wrote the lines “And you can see, it isn’t what we thought. There’s been no war here and no terraforming event. The environment is stable. It’s the Pax…” was he making an obscure reference to Paxil? Probably not, I’m just speculating.