Meaning of… ‘potentially’ and ‘realistically’

A young boy went up to his father and asked him, Dad, what is the
difference between ‘potentially’ and ‘realistically’?

The father thought for a moment, then answered, Go ask your mother
if she would sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars. Then ask
your sister if she would sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars,
and then, ask your brother if he’d sleep with Brad Pitt for a million
dollars. Come back and tell me what you learn from that.

So the boy went to his mother and asked, Would you sleep with Brad
Pitt for a million dollars?

The mother replied, Of course, I would! We could really use that
money to fix up the house and send you kids to a great university!

The boy then went to his sister and asked, Would you sleep with Brad
Pitt for a million dollars?

The girl replied, Oh, good heavens! I LOVE Brad Pitt and I would
sleep with him in a heartbeat. Are you nuts?

The boy then went to his brother and asked, Would you sleep with
Brad Pitt for a million dollars?

Of course, the brother replied. Do you know how much a million
bucks would buy?

The boy pondered the answers for a few days and then went back to his dad.

His father asked him, Did you find out the difference between
‘potentially’ and ‘realistically’?

The boy replied, Yes, ‘Potentially’, you and I are sitting on three
million dollars, but ‘realistically’, we’re living with two hookers
and a future congressman.

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