Fighting your own fate: it's a theme nearly as old as human civilization. We'll hear two stories of people who both lament their fate...and see that they are profoundly bad at doing anything about it. The first has a sack maker with a one-hit wonder...and a friend who wants to help him change...and who's also a super-rich king. The second is about a man who goes to look for Chance to try to change his own lot in life...and discovers that he might just be his own worst enemy.
The creatures are the Namahage, from Japan! New Years monsters who want to help you...by scraping the nasty skin off your feet...
2021 glasses (don't buy these they are truly worthless. Though I guess they aren't as bad as 2020 glasses.): https://myths.link/2021