Chris Birke wrote:
Is leaving the same as approching something new?
This is a question that I have wrestled with for a long time.
Leaving presents the possibility of something new, to be sure.
While "running to" implies a destination which may provide a still point amid the tacks to and fro, "running from" is merely a point of departure which doesn't necessarily lead anywhere.
Even so, sometimes it's necessary to leave a bad situation in order to be clear enough to figure out what a good situation might look like.
Case by case.