What should we do if we find ourselves with people who want to keep us small and dependent?

Lama Ole’s answer:

If people want to keep you small and dependent, then become a bit more powerful. Do some bodybuilding, learn a martial art, or seduce them. Confront them with the fact that you are not so little anymore, even though they won’t like this because most people have fixed ideas about how others should be. Be persistent, don’t react to it, and carry on living as you wish. This way the relationship can level off into a good coexistence over time, and you can share your ideas. But don’t let yourself be imprisoned. If nothing changes, just continue living as you do.