I mean just look at that last sentence

'I think academia (for all that it has given me) has ruined me for writing - and maybe even for reading!'

That 'for all that' is so posturing, in a way.

I think perhaps its just my personal problem, that I'm a sponge for things, and have such low self esteem that I look for cues from other people, but anyway - my language has been polluted, I don't think I even understand it, I am just aware of all these annoying clogging habits, like using the words 'Obviously' and 'perhaps' all the time.

PURIFY THE DIALECT OF THE TRIBE!