Of all people who have nothing to say, those who say nothing are the wisest.
From the rules:
It is also permissible to take only some (or none) of the benefits gained from an Action (Character or Village), rather than all of them.
IMO the answer is yes. I couldn't find a quote saying that in order to perform an action you have to fulfill the prerequisites.
Actually ,the quote does sort of say you can't, and so did the designer somewhere on this forum. You don't have to take the benefits if you don't want to, but you have to pay the costs of the action. Otherwise, you can't take it.