Maimonides had many forward-looking insights about intuitive psychology, some of which we are only beginning to appreciate today.
As we begin this new year, there are millions like Hagar and Ishmael wandering their personal wildernesses in search of survival and needing aid. We learn from the Torah not to expect divine intervention to rescue them. We need to act ourselves, as did Hagar.
If we are aiming to truly change the world, we need to think more broadly and more rationally.