Most read to escape.
And if you can’t make that pretend world ‘real’ then what you need to ask yourself, is what is it that you’re doing on writing words on a piece of paper, or clicking words on a keypad?
What writing is not, is for the faint of heart. If you’re truly dedicated to the craft and you don’t make an effort to make it real on paper, it will only disappoint readers. It has to be REAL, even it means it’s hard.