Please see below:
" If ever there was a decision which I made and was later glad about making it, it was about taking up teaching profession. This is where one comes across people who, though young in years, are brimming with such potential and optimism which is enough to make a grown up gape at them with wonder and envy. The company of these people puts one back into perspective–helping him retain a positive outlook on the life he would have otherwise long been deprived of."
Q1-(first line) Can the word(making) be removed from the sentence without affecting the meaning?
Q2- (second line) Taking up teaching profession or a teaching profession?
Q3-(third line) Though young in years: Is it correct to say like this?
Q4- (fourth line) potential and optimism which is or which are?
Q5: Are the last two lines grammatically correct? Or there is some amendment required?
Many, many thanks