What does it mean if you don’t believe the future is real?
Perhaps the problem is that you see the fantasies as pointless. In a sense you are right. The future is not real. Yet. It will be though and very soon and you don't have to do anything to get there. It will happen (become present) regardless of what you do. It's only up to you to decide how you want to explore it. You can just sit back and watch it roll by you. You can seek out what interests and excites you and steer it into more rewarding and enjoyable directions. Most likely you will do a bit of each like most of us.