In my ever humble opinion you are mixing language. In your journal you are talking about two different types of worth “objective” and “emotional.” I think that a better description for your “objective” would be practical worth. “Can they ‘do’ something useful.”
Dammit. I just looked up “objective” in the dictionary and the first two definitions are as follows: “Of or having to do with a material object as distinguished from a mental concept, idea, or belief,” and “Having actual existence or reality.”
That’s a pain. The first definition supports your usage whereas the second is what I was going off of as my rationale to redefine your term as practical.
I wonder what practical means exactly.. “Of, relating to, governed by, or acquired through practice or action.”
I’ll try to say what I am wanting to say even though I can’t quite find the words to describe it. =)