There are three principles of what centrism is:
(1) Centrism seeks balance in all aspects of the state and its relationship with individuals, society, and other states.
(2) Centrism is non-ideological because ideologies are imbalanced: what distinguishes one ideology from another is how each is imbalanced.
(3) Centrism seeks to ensure that all ideologies are countered by opposite ideologies in order to neutralism them. Because of this, centrism is often contrarian, going against the dominant ideology so that a contrary ideology is strengthened. The goal is to gain or regain balance.
Centrism is the political philosophy of balance.