I agree and just thought it interesting you used the phrase. We organize our universe to suit our thoughts as we’re part of the natural order our categories are not unnatural, but they change and are more nuanced as new information and facts come forward.
The map can never be the territory, just an approximation.
An example of our mania for creating categories and then insisting that everything fit into them is the present debate over how terrorists should be treated.
The categories are criminal and prisoner of war, and 99% of the argument focuses around which of these two groups terrorists should be slotted into.
Almost nobody bothers to even consider the possibility that dealing with terrorists effectively might require creating a new category.
Another example is the (mostly over now) argument about the Iraq War. Liberals claimed it was a Vietnam quagmire, conservatives, or at least neo-cons, saw it as WWII if appeasement hadn’t been implemented. Almost nobody was willing to consider that it wasn’t either of these.