Human Literacy for 21st Century Human Literacy means "all the expressive power that enhances human power for the universal purpose of life and the world." This means not only reading and writing letters, but all the various acts of expression through human sensitivity. This is a new concept created from my experience in literacy education in the Asian region. This is the power of expression with words, letters, and the body, and also creates concrete actions that you can do to reduce the suffering of others, and takes actions to establish humanity to live as a human being. Also means. Human literacy is not an idea beyond that. It means a way of life that begins with oneself on this bank.