We are one. Our shared humanity is at the core of our existence, forming the axis upon which our lives revolve, linking us with one another across time and space, and connecting us to the natural order of the universe. This fundamental and foundational truth informs our beliefs, compelling thought and action.
Arcadianism is a universal philosophy and practical way of life that champions this fundamental truth, inspiring us to strive for a better world. We embrace the centrality of our shared humanity as the basis and driver for personal development, social organization, and global solidarity. This is the key to our individual and collective success.
The following is a brief summary of the fundamental beliefs of Arcadianism.
We believe in the causal nature of the universe and the rational principles that govern it, seeking to align ourselves with the scientific understanding of our species, our world, and the wider cosmos. This establishes the importance of personal character development and virtue, the lifelong commitment to learning and intellectual growth, and the importance of emotional intelligence in responding effectively to life's challenges.
We focus on the things within our control, accept those outside it, and cultivate mindfulness to stay present and engaged. In an age of uncertainty and rapid change, this axiom can help us remain grounded, resilient, and mindful of our own actions and attitudes, rather than becoming overwhelmed by external pressures and events.
We believe in living our best lives authentically and in harmony with nature, reducing our environmental footprint, building resiliency for our civilization, and advocating for the preservation of biodiversity whenever and wherever possible. This is a critical part of our existence as a species.
As humans, we are inherently social and interdependent creatures. Through our human capacity for reason, empathy, and compassion, we recognize the importance of community and the value of positive, cooperative relationships. We believe this is key to building a more benevolent civilization.
We see ourselves as members of a global and diverse human family, considering the welfare of all people and the planet, and striving for justice and fairness for all, including the marginalized and oppressed. We take a healthy perspective on life and death, acknowledging and accepting mortality as a natural part of our existence.