Why are others able to dominate me?

The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

Question (Q): What to do when an external force tries to stop me?

Acharya Prashant (AP): There is one central law of existence, which is, that nothing can really stop you without your consent.

Nobody can exercise control over you, nobody can make a slave of you