If I get to choose only one person, I will have to name Carl Sagan here. An engineer/scientist at NASA he not also was part of many great exploration missions to the solar system, he also wrote a couple of books giving an almost spiritual view of the universe, the world and it's inhabitants. He clearly changed my view on humanity, science, beauty and the meaning in it all. I can only encourage you to read "Pale Blue Dot" or "Cosmos".
Music is a language that is generally understood (not always liked) all over the world. Many people say maths is the universal language, but you need an education and some wits for it, music you feel right away. Also music has so many colours and shapes it is basically an ocean of wonder that we can use to help us deal with good and bad and angry and happy and melancholic days.
I would like to be the President of the USA and would exchange the military budget with the budget for education and science. In my opinion you will achieve a peaceful and prosperous country/world a lot faster by educating people than by military force. Sounds idealistic and will surely need a transistion phase but heck, thats how it should be.
I'd buy and maintain ships that sweep through the ocean collecting the huge amounts of plastic and other waste polluting it. Also I would use 100 Mio. $ and get the old crew from MTV's "The State" together and have them do "their thing" again until the money runs out. I wanna dip my balls in it!
Well if the whole world is gonna end I would like to take my family and friends to some zoo and play with some of the animals and then free them like in that "12 monkeys" movie. Achieving freedom after long imprisonment is pretty sure a very nice feeling for all involved and who cares if its not their native ecosystem if the world ends anyway. After that: sex, cocktails and then let the show begin (turning up Brand New's song Degausser). The storm is coming, the storm is coming in.
Standing on the grave of my grandmother I did, growing older and sadder in too few time.
To protect the things I love. Family, friends and the world as the place for life not the place to make money.
Tiramisu and being able to undo the holocaust. I can't describe the feeling when I visited Auschwitz. I really would die for undoing all that despair, suffering and cruelty. Easy answer though, as I won't be able to.
"Don't grow up - it's a trap." I don't fully plan to. Also good is: "The fewer people know about the making of sausages and laws, the better they sleep." And I dont really wanna know either, both would make me pretty sick. Last one is an Otto von Bismarck quote, the first I read on Facebook and loved it.