I will remark in the way of general information, that in California, that land of felicitous nomenclature, the literary name of this sort of stuff is "hogwash"
Laughter without a tinge of philosophy is but a sneeze of humor. Genuine humor is replete with wisdom.
There is not a single human characteristic that can be safely labeled as American.
Even popularity can be overdone. In Rome, along at first, you are full of regrets that Michelangelo died; but by and by, you only regret that you didn't see him do it.
If I can capture truth in its simplest form, beauty will follow like a sledgehammer.