2. And the “Reality” Bit
Reality refers to being appropriately oriented to the world, which we inhabit. When someone is really out of touch with what is going on like if politicians try to give themselves raises despite a budget deficit, you might say that that person is living in an alternate reality.
Reality is informed by our senses, like our basic five senses of touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight. We experience the world around us through those senses, along with other insights, like a sense of balance. When we can manipulate the sensory information that our brains process, we can, at least momentarily, change the reality that we experience.