Lakers star Metta World Peace shocked us all when he changed his name from Ron Artest to something akin to a video game character. At the time, World Peace said he changed his name “to inspire and bring youth together all around the world,” but after a recent Lakers’ game he was singing a different tune.

World Peace is a¬†jokester, so it’s hard to tell whether or not he actually regrets the name change. But as a Lakers’ fan it was strange hearing the announcer call the basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest, Metta World Peace, but I’m assuming we’ll get used to it soon.

Listening to World Peace joke about not knowing why he changed his name got me to thinking about some of the things I regretted this year. While I’m generally happy about the choices I made in 2011, some things–like not quitting my job sooner and not working out as much as I could have–I feel I could have done differently.

But how about you? Do you have any regrets for 2011? How will you change them for the new year?

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