As absolutes No.
As useful approximations to things that are often profoundly complex and contain fundamental uncertainties, Yes.
And that often delivers profound uncertainties in making determinations about what context one is actually in, and how useful those particular approximations are in the context of the moment.
And we all have to act in real time, so often simple approximations are not simply easy and useful, but essential – and not always.
If one has a reliable indicator of the degree of threat present, then one can take more time assessing the degree of usefulness of such approximations, if the degree of threat is low, and the likelihood of useful opportunities seems high.
And sometimes the degrees of complexity present are profound, 20+ levels of complex adaptive systems.