Reality means the state of things as they actually exist and Potentiality means Inherent capacity for growth, development, or coming into existence.
But, Do you know the Difference between Potentiality and Reality? This is the story of it. At the end of the story, you can understand the difference.
Dad: “I will show you”
Dad turns to his wife and asks her: “Would you sleep with Robert Redford for 1 million dollars”?
Wife: “Yes of course! I would never waste such an opportunity”!
Then Dad asks his daughter, if she would sleep with Brad Pitt for 1 Million dollars?
Daughter: “Wow! Yes! He is my fantasy!”
So Dad turns to his elder son and asks him: “Would you sleep with, Tom Cruise for 1 million dollars”?
Elder Son: “Yeah! Why not? Imagine what I could do with 1 million Dollars! I would never hesitate!”
So the father turns back to his younger son saying: You see son, “Potentiality” we are sitting on 3 million dollars, but in “Reality” we are living with 2 prostitutes and 1 gay.